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In Natick, 2,000 without power as town works to clear roads

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 30, 2012 12:25 PM

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Over 2,000 Natick NStar customers are still without power today as town officials warn that Hurricane Sandy's effects will likely be felt all week.

About 2,192 Natick NStar customers had no electricity as of 12 p.m. today, which is 13 percent of NStar's customers there, according to power outage maps.

And the town said despite crews actively responding all yesterday and through the night for downed trees and wires, many streets still remain closed, including: Boden Lane, Columbia Road, East Evergreen Road, Euclid Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Frost Street, Glen Street, Green Street, Grove Road, Hemlock Drive, Home Avenue, Ivy Lane, Jackson Court, Princeton Road, Shady Oak at Madonna, Travis Road, Wentworth Road, Wheeler Lane, and Winch Way.

Although the town has no dedicated shelters open, most town facilities will be open during normal hours today. The new community-senior center will also be open until 6 p.m. for any residents wishing to charge electronic devices.

Still closed for the day are Natick public schools and the Cole Recreation Center, since it has no power. The Morse Institute Library opened at 1 p.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m.

The normal trash schedule will resume in Natick today through Friday, and the town's recycling center will be open will be open Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for residents to drop off storm-related debris and refuse.

For more information, visit the town's website.

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