[UPDATE 8:53 p.m.] Acton Hurricane Info Center

All the latest Acton storm news here.

Update: 8:53 p.m.

Not certain yet whether Acton schools are open tomorrow, but while we determine that, here's a further note, from the Acton Schools website: 

From the Superintendent: If power is out for a large number of Acton and Boxborough residents on Tuesday 10/30/12, a decision will be made by 1:00pm whether free dinner, hot showers and internet access will be available from 6:00pm—8:30pm at the High School on Tuesday. These services will not be available on Monday, 10/29/12.


Update, 5:10 p.m.

According to tweets, Route 2 west is CLOSED from Sudbury Road to Walden Pond due to a tree and wires down.

Update, 3:35 p.m.

Here are some updates from the town's website:

Arlington Street at Newtown, a tree is down, wrapped in live wires, making the road impassable. Awaiting NStar.

Central St (~#117): Railroad crossing gates stuck down.

Kinsley Road: two trees down in wires, wires 15 feet above street level.

195 in Town without power.

Update, 10:42 a.m.: From the town website: Medication refrigeration services are being offered for those displaced by the storm by the Acton Nursing Dept. Please call 978-929-6650 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for more information.


Schools are closed today in Acton. A decision on whether to hold school on Tuesday will be announced likely Monday afternoon.

Monday's public meetings in Acton have been postponed.

Town offices will operate with a skeletal staff, according to the town website, however all emergency departments will be fully staffed.


Original article:

As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Sudbury stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and "like" Sudbury Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As you send us messages through social media and email (Abby@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

The effects of Irene are hard for us to forget and at times, water and batteries were scarce about town. You can share info about where to find these items and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting below.

Sudbury Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Sudbury!

Dorrie Bartels October 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM
From the APS & AB Regional Schools District Website: Acton Public & AB Regional Schools are Closed on Tuesday, October 30 because of poor travel conditions - storm clean-up. The official Town website appears to be down.


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