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Hurricane Sandy Closes Several Norton Roads

National Grid, Highway Department to clear the way.

Several roads in Norton have been closed off due to downed wires and branches, though they will be worked on overnight.

"National Grid is currently working on Shelly Road and should have that open shortly, then moving on," said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. "Several other roads were closed throughout the day due to trees and lines being down. All roads that were closed due to downed trees were opened within a short time due to quick responses by the Norton Highway Department."

List of closed roads: 
Freeman Street
138 Pine St. (one lane)
167 to 200 Bay Road
20 Woodward St.
E. Main Street at Easton line
167 Pine St.
45 Crane St.
53 Richardson Ave.
9 Shelly Road

The Emergency Operations Center was operating in the training room of the police station until 9 p.m. responding to non-emergency calls. They will resume tomorrow morning. To report power outages, downed trees, limbs or wires call the center at 508-285-3326.

Residents can also report power outages to National Grid at 800-322-3223.

Nicholas Kilgore October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM
There school today?
Judy October 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Any idea when will we get our power back on East Main St...near Burt St??
Kelly A. Mello (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Not that this helps now, but Martes emailed me and said there was a two hour delayed opening of school.
John Francis October 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Any news on the Bay Road closure from 200-167? Just got a call to drive down to Lincoln Street so that the bus can pick her up because they can't get to our house. Unfortunately that also means it's gonna be somewhat difficult for me to get to there. WHY are "we" transporting children to school in a town that is under repair on roads that aren't passable?
Kelly A. Mello (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM
As of 26 minutes ago, Norton Police report The following streets still closed: East Main at Burt/Norton Glen Burt Street at E. Main Street Woodward Street Fern Lane
John Francis October 30, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Lower portion of Bay Road (125-?) just lost power. John Francis
Kelly A. Mello (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Latest from Chief Clark: "Several roads and areas remain closed." Bay Road at #167 – Not passable Freeman Street – Currently National Grid is working on the issues there. Burt Street- Between Holmes and East Main Sreet. Fern Lane – National Grid is working East Main between Burt and Norton Glen is closed. National Grid reported a noon time ETA to begin working. Power remains out in several areas including North Worcester, Reservoir and Maple Street sections.

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