Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The special curbside collection will begin on Monday.
Got a few branches lying around after Hurricane Sandy? The Watertown Deparment of Public Works announced it will have special pick ups of branches beginning on Monday. Here is the statement released by the DPW: Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Sandy, the Department of Public Works will be picking up residential tree branches curbside beginning Monday, November 5th through Thursday, November 8th in accordance with residents’ normal trash collection day.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The storm blew in early Monday morning, and by afternoon trees were falling and taking out power and blocking streets.
While Watertown may not have suffered like coastal areas of Massachusetts, the effects of Hurricane Sandy could be felt and seen around town on Monday. Dozens of trees fell around, many taking out power lines and others blocking streets in town. One tree on Templeton Parkway fell on a house, and a car. The tree had hit wires, however, and started a fire. Rose Reggio, the 87-year-old woman who lives in the second floor apartment into which the tree crashed into, began to pray to the rosary after smoke began to come into her home, the Boston Globe reports. The fire started when the tree fell onto an 8,000-volt power wire, which ignited the tree and the house, Watertown Fire officials told the Globe. Reggio escaped injury. Another driver…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Watertown students will be out of school for a second straight day due to the hurricane.
Watertown School officials have canceled school for the second straight day due to Hurricane Sandy. The announcement appears on both the WBZ Channel 4 and WCVB Channel 5 school closing lists. Follow Watertown Patch for more impacts of the storm, and check out the Hurricane Info Center for the latest updates. For up-to-the-minute news on this and other stories follow Watertown Patch on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the free email newsletter.
Hurricane Sandy's winds have brought down trees and limbs around Watertown.
The winds from Hurricane Sandy have whipped things up around Watertown, bringing down several trees, breaking limbs and causing other problems. Here are a few photos of Sandy's impact. If you have some of your own, add them to the gallery! Just hit the green "Upload" button.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk upload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this Watertown Patch story to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.
To see all the stories and information about the storm on the Watertown Patch Hurricane Sandy Topic Page. Click here to see it. [UPDATED: Nov. 1, 12:50 p.m.] Latest NSTAR update says 156 customers in Watertown still lack power. The utility said it aims to have power restored by tonight. [UPDATED: Nov. 1, 6:50 p.m.] NSTAR has been out fixing the remaining outages around Watertown. The number of customers still without lights is 174, or 1 percent of the town. [UPDATED: Oct. 31, 5 p.m.] Lights are coming on around town this afternoon, with the latest outage number down to 287, according to NSTAR. Reports of trees and branches falling are still coming in over the scanner, so more Watertown residents may yet lose power. [UPDATED: Oct. 31…