Power Outage Could Last Until Wednesday Evening
Nearly 1,000 Arlington residents left without power after rare October Nor'easter.
It could take until Wednesday evening for energy to be restored to the nearly 1,000 Arlington residents who were left in the dark after a rare October Nor'easter hit the area this weekend.
According to an NSTAR report, 996 homes were without power as of Sunday evening, about 4.7 percent of the company's 20,983 customers in Arlington. Statewide, nearly 97,000 were still without power as of Sunday evening.
Officials at the company estimate the Arlington outages will be solved by Wednesday evening.
"It's worse than Irene," he said, referencing the hurricane turned tropical storm that left some heavy damage in Arlington a few weeks ago.
In a release, Public Works officials said there is significant tree damage that will take a few weeks to clean up. The department is focused on downed trees and major branch removals from public ways.
On Monday, they will determine dates they can remove debris that fell along streets and sidewalks.
For tree or large limb removal from private property, officials recommend residents contact a professional tree service. Those who need to dispose of smaller branches are reminded to take advantage of the town's weekly curbside yard waste collection, which continues until the week of Dec. 2. For full details, please visit arlingtonma.gov/recycle.
To report a major downed town tree or limb obstructing a road, call DPW dispatch at 781-316-3301.