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Over 30 Percent of Weston Still in the Dark

As of last night, NSTAR had shrunk the number of customers still without power, but a large portion of the town remains in a blackout.

Much of Weston is still without power four days after the devastating hurricane that tore through the east.

According to an NSTAR outage map last night, 38 percent of Weston NSTAR customers are still without power due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. This percentage represents about 1,654 customers out of 4,305.

The most recent estimate put out by NSTAR yesterday maintains power will return to the town by tonight, but there are several areas in town with downed power lines.

School was once again canceled yesterday and numerous roads are still closed. Town Manager Donna VanderClock has kept an updated list on the town’s website since Tuesday.

Weston has the highest percentage of NSTAR customers without power for the longest amount of time following Hurricane Sandy as compared to all other Massachusetts communities. There were over 100 incidents of downed trees and wires reported throughout Weston on Monday.

The Library, Town Hall and Council on Aging are open to the public for phone charging and rest, according to the town’s website.

MargePConant November 01, 2012 at 11:10 AM
High time to hold the Town/Tree Warden accountable in Weston---Most of the trees around time marked in orange last spring are still standing, many with broken limbs and causing problems----The Selectman ought to give serious thought to this and the overall policy of "scenic roads." How many more times does this have to happen before someone does something?
Marsha Walker November 01, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Situation normal. Between NSTAR and a town that refuses to get rid of the trees that we know are potential problems, why is anyone surprised that we are still in the dark. Weston seems to be routinely either neglected or simply ignored when these storms happen. Where is the supposed improvement in power restoration? Why can't NSTAR get its act together and actually respond to the town of Weston with a sufficient number of crews to deal with our power outages.
Isabella Jancourtz November 01, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Wellesley and Concord have their own municipal power plants and power outages in those towns last only an hour or two. Weston should seriously consider doing the same. I am at the library right now. We've had no power or internet since Monday afternoon, lots of time to think about how we could do better.

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