What's Chelmsford Saying About Sandy?
We took a look around our site and social media and got some updates from local residents. If you have more updates, let us know!
After taking a look at just some of the comments section of a few of our stories from yesterday along with our Facebook Page, our Twitter Feed, the In-Town Report and other sources, here's the general low-down on what the situation was like on the Day After Sandy in Chelmsford.
If you have updates, please share them in the comments, we'll try to get further updates later today.
- There will be Halloween on Wednesday.
- Power is back in the Parker Road and Boston Road area as of around 8:30 p.m.
- Power was out on Elm Street and Natalie Road as of 4 p.m.
- Power has been out on Graniteville Road near the Westford border since 2:30 p.m. on Monday and was out until at least 4 p.m.
- Queen Street had not had power since 7 p.m. on Monday and did not as of 4 p.m.
- Rainbow Avenue is not a pretty picture...
- The Parker School got its power back at about 8:45 p.m.
- Robin Hill Road did not have power as of around 9 a.m.
- Bridge Street and Westford Street near the center never lost power.
- The Library was closed, most stores in town were open
- No problems in Williamsburg
- Drum Hill was okay, outside of the stop light at the intersection of Drum Hill and Parkhurst and the stop light at the circle.
- No power on Bishop or State Street as of approximately 9 p.m.
- Power was out on North Road as of approximately 3 p.m.
- No power off Summer Street, Rivermeadow, Brook Street, Montcastle Drive or Tollcross Avenue as of approximately 3 p.m.
- The Elm Street Bog access was still closed as of approximately 10 p.m.
- Half of the 237,000 homes throughout the state were back online within the first 12 hours of the restoration efforts.
- Estimated Restoration Time (ERT) grids will be available on the National Grid website after midnight on Tuesday.
- National Grid is asking anyone using a generator to place it outside in a well ventilated area and make sure the main circuit to the house is turned off it is in use. Otherwise, lineworkers may find an energized line unexpectedly and be injured, causing potential loss of life and delays in power restoration.
- The Chelmsford Senior Center was open until 9 p.m. and will likely continue to be open for those without power for the near future.