Thursday, January 31, 2013
Roughly 2,178 customers still affected in Massachusetts.
The strong winds from last night and today have left hundreds of Acton residents without power today. According to NSTAR, as of 1:45 p.m., 159 customers in Acton have lost power, or 2 percent of its customers. According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory is still in effect for Acton until 6 p.m. Westerly winds blowing from 15 to 25 mpg, with gusts up to 50, can be expected. Is your neighborhood without power? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Editor's Pick: Here’s the top five Acton Patch stories [in no particular order] featured this week in a format easy to search.
1). VIDEO: Acton's Wilson Lane Looks Like a War Zone After Storm 2). *Robbins and Billings Streets Incident: VIDEO: Robbins & Billings Street Residents Trapped in Neighborhood VIDEO: Acton's Robbins & Billings Street Residents Still Trapped in Neighborhood VIDEO: Tree Debris and Wires Cleared from Robbins and Billings Streets VIDEO: Tree Falls onto Robbins Street Home, Family OK 3). VIDEO: Fed-Up Acton Resident Installs Home Generator 4). VIDEO: Acton Family Escapes Home Disaster during Weekend Storm 5). Mt. Rushmore in Acton [PHOTOS] BONUS: VIDEO: Something Smells Fishy in West Acton
Friday, November 4, 2011
Acton Patch wants to know if you're still without power. Also, here is a list of Acton Patch stories relating to the October snowstorm.
Are you still without power? Report your power outage with NSTAR here, or call them at: 800-592-2000. Acton Patch wants to know if you're still without power since the beginning of the storm? Share your storm stories with the Acton Patch community by uploading a comment to this article or by contacting Patrick.Clark@Patch.com. In chronological order, here is Acton Patch's October snowstorm coverage: SUNDAY: Close to 5,000 Without Power in Acton After Saturday's Snowstorm [PHOTOS] MONDAY: VIDEO: Acton's Wilson Lane Looks Like a War Zone After Storm VIDEO: Trees and Wires Down on Acton's Coolidge Drive VIDEO: Robbins & Billings Street Residents Trapped in Neighborhood TUESDAY: VIDEO: Acton Family Escapes Home Disaster during Weekend Storm …
This is a timely press release from the State Department of Public Utilities.
Friday, November 4, 2011
BOSTON – Friday, November 4, 2011 – At the direction of Governor Deval Patrick, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary (EEA) Richard K. Sullivan Jr. today asked the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to investigate the preparation for and response to the October 29 snow storm by the state’s investor-owned utilities. The new investigation proposed by Secretary Sullivan would follow an ongoing DPU investigation of storm preparation and power restoration efforts by two utilities following Tropical Storm Irene. The review will compile information and data that will be used to achieve improvements in service during future storm events. In response to customer and municipal concerns, Secretary Sullivan called on the DPU to order an …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Dean Charter, Acton's Municipal Properties Director and Tree Warden, talks with Acton Patch about his duties during the storm, NSTAR's performance and more.
Here is an interview with Municipal Properties Director and Tree Warden, Dean Charter, about the snowstorm that left many Acton residents without power and many Acton neighborhoods in shambles.
A tree fell on the roof of Jim DeMott's Acton home during Saturday's storm.
Jim DeMott and his wife and daughter were in their Acton home during Saturday's storm when part of a large oak tree snapped off and fell onto their roof. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and there was only minor damage to the home. However, the tree caused significant damage throughout the rest of the neighborhood, as another piece of the tree took down two telephone poles, causing power outages and blocking access to the dead-end street.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Many residents on Robbins & Billings Street have no means of leaving the neighborhood via vehicle. Which means no emergency vehicles can gain access (as of 7 p.m. Monday night).
Acton's Robbins and Billings Street are two of many streets in Acton with serious safety concerns. A large tree fell that fell during Saturday's storm is currently blocking vehicle access from 75 Robbins Street on and has caused power outages.
Acton Patch talks with an Acton resident about his experience with the disaster that took place on Wilson Lane.
Acton resident, Dana Carmosino, Wilson Lane, Acton, talked with Acton Patch about the disaster zone on his street. Two large trees a few feet from each other snapped-off and fell on wires, causing most of the homes on the street to lose power. Dana shares his frustration about his current situation with Acton Patch. As of 1:55 p.m., Monday, 2,206 Acton NSTAR customers remain without power. NSTAR said that total power restoration to the town of Acton will be sometime in the evening of Nov. 2. Stay tuned for more updates.