Storm Keeps Officials Busy

Needham police, fire and DPW workers respond to calls of power outages and downed trees and wires. No injuries have been noted.

Needham police, fire and DPW workers were busy Sunday morning responding to calls of power outages, wires and tree branches down around town following a late October winter storm that left several inches of snow on the area.

Though the storm had blown through by early Sunday morning, the weight of snow and ice on branches still bearing leaves continued to cause issues with falling limbs and wires. Around 11:30 a.m., officials responded to a report of a tree branch that had fallen on an occupied vehicle on Greendale Avenue near . The occupant was able to get out of the vehicle safely, according to police.

Lt. John Kramer said he was not aware of any injuries as a result of the winter storm.

As of noon on Sunday, 3,434 NSTAR customers remained without power in Needham, according to the company Web site. That number was up by more than 400 from and represents about 28 percent of NSTAR's customer base in town.

About 111,000 NSTAR customers throughout the region are still without power, mainly in the company's western service area around Framingham, Waltham and Walpole and in the south on Cape Cod, according to the Web site.

NSTAR encourages residents to continue reporting outages by calling 800-592-2000 or submitting an online report.


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