National Grid says power should be completely restored by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2. Many should get power before then as well.
Several roads in Norton remain closed as trees, limbs and wires became obstacles after Hurricane Sandy ripped through town. Roads still out of commission are Bay Road and Fern Lane. Freeman Street has one lane open as National Grid is working on the lines in that area. Burt Street and E. Main Street between Burt Street and Norton Glen were closed until about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
About 1,210 National Grid customers are still without power. According to Norton Police Department, those areas include N. Worcester, Reservoir and Maple Street sections. Norton Patch reader John Francis also reported that power recently went out on lower Bay Road.
Two fires were also reported last night, with one on Freeman Street and the other on Reservoir Street. No further information about the fires is available at this time.
Norton Police Department closed the Norton Emergency Operations Center requests non-emergency calls to be made to 508-285-3300. Due to the lower call volume the EOC was closed last evening.
Norton Public Schools also dealt with hiccups today. A two-hour delay was issued, and the high school has been dealing with less than ideal conditions. One-third of the power source is not working at this time.
“We have full power at the middle school and limited power at NHS,” said Superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes. “Both facilities are up and running. We expect National Grid to fix the issue at the high school.”
National Grid is assessing conditions and has begun fixing the outages. They expect power to be restored over the next two days.
“The public was not happy with our performance last year. We let them down. Frankly we did not meet our own expectations. And so through that, we have made a lot of process changes,” said National Grid president Marcy Reed. “I am quite hopeful that this time around we will come close to those expectations.”