Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Call Emergency Operations Center for non-emergencies The Norton Communications center seeing an increase in call volume due to the storm. Rain and wind are affecting the area. Residents are urged to stay off the road. The Emergency Operations Center at Norton Police Department will be open for non-emergency calls. This number can be used for calls regarding power outages, trees and limbs down, etc. The number is 508-285-3326. Residents can also report power outages to National Grid at 800-322-3223. 2. Insurance claim …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here's a list of non-emergency numbers that could be useful if the storm causes problems.
Last year at this time Norton faced an October snow storm that, while unusual, caused little damage other than brief power outages around town. Now, as Hurricane Sandy moves toward the southern shore of New England, local residents should rememer that call volume to emergency workers skyrockets during major storms. However, many of the calls are non-emergency calls that could be better handled by another agency. The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call related to specific problems you may have in Norton: In emergency situations, however, residents should not hesitate to call 9-1-1. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has sent out a list of actions that people can take to minimize the potential damage …
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 …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Your daily regional roundup.
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