Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We asked for you to rank Nstar's Hurricane Sandy response in Weston on a scale of 1-10. Here's what your rankings boiled down to.
Well, it seems safe to say Weston Patch readers weren't terribly impressed with Nstar's response to Hurricane Sandy, but they also willingly acknowledge that Weston's lengthy power outages paled in comparison to the devastation in New York and New Jersey. Last week, we asked you to rate Nstar's response to Hurricane Sandy on a scale of 1-10. We specifically asked you to think about this year's response in comparison to the response to major power outage events in 2011 (remember Irene and Snowtober?) According to the comments we received, the average rating came to about 3. Technically, we averaged the ratings we received and got a 3.66, but one of the ratings was "zero minus" so we rounded down instead of up. Commenter Andie was one person…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A truck parked at the Wayland Town Center Stop & Shop through Sunday will carry donations to Breezy Point, N.Y., an area devastated by flood and fire during Hurricane Sandy.
It's been about 10 days since Hurricane Sandy ripped through sections of New York and New Jersey, gashing the landscape and leaving behind wounds that will heal, but with scars. In Weston, power was out for an entire week. In Wayland, power lines and trees bore the brunt of Sandy's wrath, but those small inconveniences pale in comparison when the images of locations in Sandy's direct path cross television screens and magazines. Wayland resident Cynthia Hill on Sunday night watched a segment of "60 Minutes" focused on the section of Queens, N.Y., known as Breezy Point. It's a community that Hill first encountered after 9/11, when Hill and her husband, David, traveled to a fire station in New York to meet some of the firefighters who lost …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
NSTAR has returned power to over 99 percent of the town.
The nightmare of a week in Weston is over. NSTAR reported power has returned to 99.56 percent of Wellesley as of this afternoon.
While most of the power returned around Massachusetts by Wednesday, much of Weston remained in the dark, making it the slowest community to return to full power in Massachusetts.
While children around Massachusetts attended school and went trick-or-treating on cleared, well-lit streets on Halloween, children in Weston were enduring a third consecutive powerless night due to Hurricane Sandy. Weston was the slowest town in Massachusetts to return to full power. According to NSTAR figures, 50.7 percent of Weston NSTAR customers were without power Tuesday. On Wednesday that number had shrunk to 38 percent, still a much greater percentage than any other town in the state. Weston Police Lt. John Lyons said the communication between town officials and NSTAR was bad from the beginning. “We started notifying NSTAR in the afternoon Monday, and we did not see an NSTAR truck until Tuesday after 11 a.m.,” Lyons said. Lyons said…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The percentage of NSTAR customers without power is now at 18.5 percent, but the post-Sandy outage remains constant.
NSTAR says 18.5 percent of Weston customers are without power, making it the slowest community in the state to regain power following Hurricane Sandy Monday. According to this morning's figures provided by NSTAR, 795 customers in Weston are still without power. This is the highest percentage per town in Massachusetts as of today. NSTAR continues to estimate that the power will be turned on tonight.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Over half of Weston is still without power.
It seems Weston was hit the hardest in Massachusetts by the blackout that followed Hurricane Sandy as over 50 percent of the town was still without power, but according to recent NSTAR estimates, there is hope the lights will come on soon. Based on an NSTAR estimate chart of all Massachusetts NSTAR towns, Weston’s power is estimated to return by Thursday night. According to the chart, 2,182 of the 4,305 customers serviced by NSTAR were without power as of 8 p.m. Tuesday night. This represents a percentage of 50.7, by far the highest for any single town on the list.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Heavy winds likely to blame as some neighborhoods lose power; service should be restored today.
As of 11:40 a.m., about 200 Weston residents are without power following what NSTAR said was a power failure caused by heavy winds and resulting tree-related damages to wires and equipment. According to NSTAR spokesman Mike Durand, an estimated 1,600 customers lost power this morning and were quickly restored. Most customer calls came from the Pinecroft Road, Montville Road and Country Drive areas, he said. Durand said all customers should have power restored today. "We'll be out there to make repairs until all of them are done," he said. Original story: Power is reported to be out in some neighborhoods in Weston, though the extent of the failure is not known. A news tip indicated power was out in some areas of southern Weston, including…