Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Share any storm tales and photos from Hurricane Sandy on Watertown Patch.
Some trees have come down around Watertown already during the first hours of Hurricane Sandy. Trees have fallen in spots around Watertown, according to emergency scanner radio reports, including on Appleton Street and Dana Terrace. Has anyone lost power? Did your car or home get damaged by debris or falling trees? See photos of Hurricane Sandy's impact on Watertown here. Share your experience in the comment section below.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
One cluster of blacked out residents includes a building with four mothers-to-be.
Going without power is difficult, especially when you are an expectant mother. Elm Street resident Rachel Jacobs, who is six-months along, and since early Sunday she and her husband Shred have been without power. She is just one mother-to-be in the two buildings owned by the same firm. “I’m one of four expecting mothers in the building,” Jacobs said. “We’re pretty frustrated and uncomfortable, but I suppose it could be worse.” Two of the women are due within the next week or two, and the third is due in December, Jacobs said. Two days after Hurricane Irene passed through Watertown, hundreds of residents still have no power. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 389 Watertown residents, 2.3 percent of the total customers, had no power, according to an …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The clean up of fallen trees has been delayed while town workers wait for NStar crews to turn off power to live wires trapped under the trees.
While many went on with their normal Monday – hopping on the bus to work, eating breakfast at a diner or going for a jog – the unlucky few who lost power could only wait for NStar to get to their street and restore power. Around noon on Sunday, Tim McManus heard a huge crash at his home on Morse Street. The tree just missed his house, but fell smack on his driveway. “It hit three car cars, and damaged every one of them,” McManus said. “One is totaled.” Along with the cars, the tree took down power lines and other wires running in front of McManus’ home. “We are waiting for NStar,” McManus said. “It's a town tree and the town can’t come to remove the tree until NStar turns off the power line.” The story is the same at other places around …