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Road closures and power loss still abundant in Waltham as city workers race to recover from Sandy

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 30, 2012 12:06 PM

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As Waltham recovers from Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, schools remain closed today in the district and over 3,000 NStar customers are still without power, but city officials say they are rapidly responding to all service calls.

There are still a handful of road closures in Waltham, including Main Street at Gilbert Road, 109 Copeland St., 27 Pine Vale Rd., Chester Avenue between Moody and Adams, and 14 Dawes Rd., according to the city.

There are also 15 more Waltham locations with trees and wires down blocking the road, as well as four signal lights out.

However, as of 11:25 a.m., the city has dispatched all calls for downed wires and trees, with many city personnel still on scene at many locations, according to the city's emergency update website.

The city has also fixed several signal lights, and cleared more than 20 sites with downed trees and wires.

All flooded areas have been cleared and are passable as about 1:40 a.m. this morning.

City Hall opened normally this morning, and Waltham District Court opened at noon today.

Public Works employees will be collecting storm debris from Hurricane Sandy through Friday, Nov. 2. Residents should place debris on public sidewalks, with tree branch debris only no more than three to four inches in diameter. Do not include logs, stumps or tree trunks.

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