3:00 pm Tuesday - Update from Jean Kitchen, Town Administrator
I just met with National Grid—there are 5 truck crews on Parkville Rd. This line fees up to Fairview and then to Summit. Unfortunately there is a broken pole on Summit, and until that gets repaired they cannot turn on the line. I do not have any time frame on the pole repair.
National Grid is in the process of surveying Sunrise, Stow and Deerfoot Rd. area.
1:00 pm Tuesday - Press Release from Jean Kitchen, Town Administrator
After our conference call with National Grid at 11am this morning (Tuesday November 1), it appears that 90% of Southborough has had power restored. If you are still without power, please contact National Grid (even if you have done so in the past) and let them know you still do not have power. They are keeping a master list from which they are working with to restore power, so it is important that they have your specific address.
You also have the option to contact our police/fire dispatch at 508 485-2147 who will relay the information to National Grid. You may also stop by the town house and let me know and I will pass on the information.
National Grid and tree crews are still working in Town so hopefully more residents will have power restored today.
Our recreation center, located at the South Union School, 21 Highland Street has power and heat. Please feel free to use the building to warm up and recharge phones, computers etc.
Jean Kitchen Town Administrator
1:00 pm Tuesday -- from Southborough Emergency Management Director Neal Aspesi:
Citizens should document in detail all damages and related costs to their properties before clean-up.
Photos are vital.
Report damage to personal insurance company and keep their own files in the event there is federal disaster funds made available.
Please do not pile debris curb side. Southborough is not equipped to collect mass debris. Bring all debris to the Transfer Station or utilize a private contractor.
* Information as reported on www.mysouthborough.com
11:00 am Tuesday:
South Union School (Recreation Department/Arts Center) 21 Highland Street Services: Heat, TV for movies, stove for hot water, refrigerator, games for kids, bathrooms. Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Southborough Public Library 25 Main Street Services: Power, WIFI, heat. Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Southborough Senior Center 9 Cordaville Road Services: Power, heat. Hours: The Senior Center just got power and staff was on their way in, so call first (508-229-4453)
Southborough Fire Station 21 Main Street Services: Power is available for charging mobile devices
8:30 am Tuesday:
285 homes and businesses are still without power
According to the National Grid website, a single outage in the Parkerville Road south area is affecting 174 customers. Another outage along Atwood Road has 56 in the dark. The remainder are isolated and scattered outages, each affecting on a couple of homes in various parts of town
4:30 pm Monday:
Power has been restored to a number of streets in Southborough, both on the north and south sides of town. Reports of power re-established on portions of Parkerville, Cordaville, Oregon, Central, Clifford, Birchwood, Rockpoint, Presidential, Latisquama, and Stockwell.
Superintendent Charles Gobron canceled school for a second day. Both Southborough and Northborough schools will be closed on Tuesday.
10:30 am Monday:
Southborough officials have made the decision to postpone trick-or-treating in Southborough until Saturday, November 5th.
6:00 pm Sunday -- from Southborough Emergency Management Director Neal Aspesi:
Power Outage: Citizens should be prepared for a multi-day power outage, possibly as far out as Wednesday. Utility crews are actively working in town.
Shelter: Sheltering is available to residents. If you are interested in the shelter please call 508-485-2121 or seek information at the Police Station (19 Main Street). Residents will need to bring: Bedding, Hygiene items and Medications.
Temperatures: Tonights lows in the 20′s. Monday’s highs in the mid 40′s
School: Classes canceled for Monday
Safety: Consider all downed lines to be live. Stay at least 30 feet away. Roads will be dark, if out walking wear bright or reflective clothing and carry a flashlight.2
2:00 pm Sunday
Interim Fire Chief Dunne said most roads in town have been cleared and are now open, but some smaller roads may still be blocked by downed wires.
There are no plans at this point to open an emergency shelter, but Dunne said the Fire Station is open to anyone who needs to charge devices like mobile phones. Just go over and they’ll set you up with an outlet.
1:30 pm Sunday
Grand Opening of the South Union Playground scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled.
Firefighters' Association Annual Halloween Parade has been cancelled.
Safety Information from Southborough Emergency Management Director Neal Aspesi:
– Consider ALL down wires to be live.
– Stay at least 30′ away from wires.
– Metal and snow are very good conductors of electricity. Don’t touch any metal objects – you never know what is live. There has already be one reported electrical fatality in the western part of the state this storm.
– Report all down wires to 9-1-1. If it is wires from the pole to your house also call your utility company
– Be cautious of falling tree limbs
– Be aware of carbon monoxide hazards. Don’t run engines in house/garage
– Use caution when clearing snow. It is very heavy.
– Be careful of back injuries and over exhaustion. Take frequent breaks & stay hydrated.
9:00 am Sunday -- Road Closures as of Sunday morning, October 30th:
Parkerville Road at Fairview
Parkerville Road in the area of #19
3 Fairview Drive at Summit
Cordaville Road (Route 85) by #198 – closed at Mt. Vickery
Leonard Drive by Harris Drive
Boston Road (Route 30) between Central and Firmin