Monday, October 29, 2012
Of the 12,017 National Grid customers in Melrose, 12 are experiencing power outages Monday afternoon due to Hurricane Sandy.
A dozen National Grid customers in Melrose are without power Monday afternoon, according to the energy company. Of the 12,017 National Grid customers in Melrose, 12 are currently experiencing power outages as of 4 p.m., according to a power outage map on the National Grid website. As of 4 p.m., more than 8,500 of the nearly 225,000 National Grid customers in Middlesex County are without power. There are more than 1,300 electric crews on the ground in Massachusetts ready to restore power in the National Grid service area once Hurricane Sandy blows through. That’s according to Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. She met with the press on Monday afternoon in a conference call for about 20 minutes where she said the …
Plan your trip home accordingly.
If you braved the elements and took the T to work Monday morning, pack up your stuff now: The MBTA will shut down service at 2 p.m. due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the T website, the service suspension includes subway, bus and commuter rail service. Ferry service had already been suspended earlier in the day. The Ride remains open but users are "strongly encouraged" to call the contractor for their area to see if service is available.
Check out the Hurricane Sandy edition of our Five Things column for Monday, Oct. 29 in Melrose.
1. No school, part one: Melrose Public Schools will be closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. 2. No school, part two: Mystic Valley Regional Charter School will be closed due to Hurricane Sandy. 3. Hub page: Want to get regular updates related to Hurricane Sandy in Melrose? Check out our information center page. 4. Storm photos and videos: Have you taken photos and videos of Hurricane Sandy in Melrose? Upload them to our Pics & Clips section. If we receive a good amount of photos, we'll create a separate storm-related photo gallery featuring your images. 5. Follow along: Looking for current storm updates in the Melrose region? Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for news alerts. Use Melrose Patch to connect with your neighbors:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Come back regularly for updates about Hurricane Sandy in the city.
Students do not have to report to school Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Melrose Public Schools will be closed Monday as the city encourages people to stay indoors as Hurricane Sandy hits the commonwealth. Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency. Mayor Tom Menino has asked all non-essentiall city personnel to stay home tomorrow.
We’ve got the community covered … with your help.
With Hurricane Sandy making her way toward New England this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Melrose Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to Hurricane Sandy, here’s how you can use Melrose Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town and village announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. To make that easier and more fun, we are introducing a new live-blogging capability, where you can get…
Friday, October 26, 2012
If storm takes more northern track, significant impacts possible to New England.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post goes on to report that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Oy. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy -- or her "hybrid" remnants -- will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that would bring a powerful storm to the the Boston area on …