Monday, February 11, 2013
Power to be restored before 1 a.m.
Residents on S. Washington Street are without power for the time being, but this time it isn’t because of the weather. “Wires and pole were pulled down by a truck, but it left the scene prior to police arrival,” said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. S. Washington Street is closed from Hill Street to Holiday Inn in Taunton. According to the National Grid outage map, 167 Norton customers are without power. They are currently on scene to repair the damage. The estimated time of power restore is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12:45 a.m. The accident occured some time around 6 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Norton regroups with the passing of Hurricane Sandy.
Oct. 31: National Grid says power should be completely restored by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2. Many should get power before then as well. Oct. 30: 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…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Keeping each other informed.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring widespread power outages and flooding throughout the area. Have you lost power? Take any storm photos? Share them in this live blog to begin at noon. To do so, wait for the blog widget to load and upload your message into the box above.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Power already back up.
At approximately noon on Saturday, residents on South Worcester Street reported a power outage. The Norton Fire Department reported that the outage was localized to that section of the street, and was not a serious repair. Norton Fire reported that power was restored by National Grid around 1:20 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Dept. of Public Utilities has rescheduled its public hearing in Attleboro to Thursday, Dec.1.
The Massachusetts Dept. of Public Utilities has rescheduled its public hearing on the performance of the power companies following Tropical Storm Irene for tonight. The hearing, which was to be held in November, was cancelled because of power outages from the October Nor'easter. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Attleboro High School. Along with comments or complaints about Tropical Storm Irene, the DPU will also accept comments about the October snow storm. The hearing comes after representatives from National Grid spoke with Norton selectmen and Fire Chief Paul Schleicher at Town Hall to discuss communication issues between the electric company and municipal officials during Irene. In addition, the DPU has …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Winslow urges action on power outage rebate legislation.
A local legislator has called for utility companies to take responsibility for extended outages. State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) has asked the House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power. "We need to make sure the residents of Massachusetts are being taken care of and the utility companies are held accountable to fix the problem in a timely manner," Winslow said. The bill, Winslow said, would incentivize preventative maintenance like tree removal. He said the efforts by utility …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
October snowfall will not cancel Halloween parade.
The first snowfall of the season brought down approximately 2 inches of the white stuff, along with a few tree limbs. On Oak Street, a limb fell on a wire, causing the street to be closed. The Larson Farm area is without power at this time. National Grid is reporting 1,854 outages, with no estimated time of restoration. The police department didn’t report any storm-related motor vehicle incidents. “As of midnight, there were no real accidents,” said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. Norton Fire Department, however, aided Mansfield in a three-alarm fire on Chauncy Street. Taunton Fire Department covered the Norton station. The weather has not dampened the mood of Halloween parade goers, as the event is taking place at noon, rain, …