Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than 1,000 NSTAR customers in town were still without power as of Tuesday night.
Though crews throughout town worked Tuesday to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, more than 1,000 NSTAR customers in Needham were still without power as of 9 p.m. Among those without power for most of the day were several businesses along Highland Avenue near the Needham Heights Common—Starbucks, Café Fresh Bagel, CVS and Brookline Bank all were closed on Tuesday, and the traffic lights at West Street and Highland were out, with temporary stop signs set up to control traffic. Throughout the day, Needham residents posted on Facebook and Twitter about which areas were still without power, including businesses in the Crawford Street and Kearney Road area and homes on South Street at Livingston Circle and Elmwood Road. In many neighborhoods, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Share your photos of the damage and work being done around town today following Monday's big storm.
[UPDATED Tuesday, 7 p.m.] Crews around town are working to clean up Needham after Hurricane Sandy blew through on Monday. See a road block or safety hazard? Got some great pictures from during the storm or of the aftermath? Click the "upload" button at the top or bottom of this image gallery to add your pictures. And be sure to share traffic alerts and other important information with your neighbors by tweeting @NeedhamPatch or adding it in the comments below.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Trees into houses, blown transformers and downed wires were among the calls local emergency crews responded to on Monday.
[UPDATE, Tuesday, 5:30 a.m.] The number of local homes without power as of early Tuesday morning was down to about 1,097, or 9 percent of the NSTAR customer base in Needham, according to the company's Outage Map. About 23 percent of NSTAR customers in Needham—about 2,814 households— were without power as of 9 p.m. Monday evening, as Hurricane Sandy continued to pound the region with strong winds and rain. That number had been steadily climbing since about 2 p.m., as tree limbs and, in some cases, entire trees, came down on homes and power lines around town—causing transformers to blow in several locations, according to Needham Fire Chief Paul Buckley. By about 7 p.m., Needham Police and Fire had received more than 100 calls related to the …
Share your images (safely) of downed tree limbs, high water and other sights around town during and after the storm.
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way through the Needham area, it is sure to cause some problems around town, similar to Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. If you can safely capture the action, Needham Patch would love to see your storm pictures and video. See a tree or limbs down? High water or storm damage? Just amazed at the strong winds blowing through the trees in your backyard and got it on video? Share it on Patch! You can hit the big upload button at the top of the image gallery to add your images and video, or you can email to email@example.com, text to 781-217-4233 or tweet @NeedhamPatch.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The issue was reported at around 2:40 p.m. Friday.
Reports are coming in of a tree, pole and wires down across the roadway near 249 Garden St. in Needham. NSTAR has been requested. Needham Patch will have more information as it becomes available.