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TELL US: How Good Was the Response to Power Outages after Hurricane Sandy?

Two days after the storm, hundreds of customers in Watertown remain without power.

Hurricane Sandy's strong winds blew through Watertown on Monday afternoon, into the evening, sending trees and branches into wires and taking out power lines.

Two days later, many outages remain - some old, some new - and the outages just grew on Tuesday, from several hundred customers to more than 1,100 which is nearly 7 percent of customers.

As of 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, the number of customers in town without power dropped to 472 or 3 percent of the total, according to the NSTAR outage report.

Some towns suffered more outages and all surrounding towns still have residents with no lights. According to NSTAR's latest outage report, Waltham has 1,113 customers without power (4 percent), Newton 3,438 (9 percent), Cambridge 638 (1 percent) and Arlington 779 (4 percent). Belmont runs its own power utility, and 1,800 of 10,000 customers had lost power as of 4 p.m. Monday, according to Belmont Patch.

How was NSTAR's response to the storm? Was quick enough considering the widespread effects of Hurricane Sandy? Should it have been quicker? Share your comments section below.

Gary M October 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Tree pickup is on Nov 5th to the 8th. Leaf/Yard Waste will be picked up Nov 2nd and Nov 16th. Even with the hurricane, I believe no more leaves fell off my tree this year than last year. Just visit the DPW website for all the above information. No need to call. http://ci.watertown.ma.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5131
Kim Clarke November 01, 2012 at 12:01 AM
We lost power twice Monday evening: the first time for 1 minute and the second time for 20 minutes. We were very fortunate.

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