Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on the "Blizzard of 2013".
EASTON PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE: Welcome to the Easton Patch storm center. We'll be providing you with the latest updates, cancellations, outages and news about the "Blizzard of 2013". You can help too! If you notice a road closure, want to report a power outage, or just have something to say, add it to our comments section! Sunday 10:35 p.m. Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge told Patch tonight that all but six National Grid customers have had power restored to their homes. Easton's Warming Shelter closed at 2 p.m. today. Sunday 7:20 p.m. From the Town of Easton Facebook Page: DPW crews removed 37,075,374 square feet of snow from Easton roads during this storm. That is equivalent to 741,507,480 pounds of snow. We have…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Should the legislature pass a bill forcing power companies to distribute rebates to those without power for an extended period of time?
We'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! A local legislator has called for utility companies to take responsibility for extended outages. State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) has asked the House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power. The bill, Winslow said, would incentivize …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Its easy to forget how reliant we are on our modern technologies.
It’s another brilliant day of sunshine in the aftermath of Irene, and I’m happily sitting at my computer, with blow-dried hair, and a cold yogurt and iced tea by my side. Last week, they were comforts that I never thought twice about, but today, what a difference. I spent only two and a half days without power, and yet I feel like I revisited the 19th century again, living the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, on Little House on the Prairie. Well, maybe just a little. I wasn’t exactly wringing out clothes, or making home-made biscuits to cook in a wood-fired oven. But, I did spend a few hours buying ice bags, trying to keep meat and milk from spoiling. And for two evenings, I actually read a few pages of a book by candlelight. My eyes …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Your daily regional roundup.
Locals Give National Grid Mixed Reviews Police Station, Library, Give Residents Place to Plug In Championship Pro-Am Wraps Up Pre-Tournament Festivities
National Grid urges customers to call if they still don’t have power.
Local officials say that almost all Easton residents are expected to regain power today, four days after Tropical Storm Irene swept through the area. But that doesn’t mean everyone. And there’s no doubt that some officials are unhappy with the response of National Grid, the company responsible for providing electricity to town residents. “In my opinion they did not react with the speed one would expect after a major storm. Once they did engage they worked quickly, but that wasn’t until Tuesday afternoon. Not acceptable,” said Town Administrator David Colton late Wednesday. The company has been working since Monday to restore power to residents throughout the state, and originally more than 7,400 Easton residents lost power. As of 6 a.m…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Was this storm what you expected?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! The storm has passed but there is still a considerable amount of damage. Yesterday, Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik told Patch that it could be nearly a week until National Grid is able to restore power for the entire town. Thousands, however, did have power restored last night and this morning. In addition to the outages, many roads have been closed and debris has covered the lawns of many residents. Was this storm as bad as you thought it would be? What are your thoughts on the destruction and …
The latest numbers from National Grid for the region.
National Grid released its latest outage numbers Tuesday afternoon, showing that 42 percent of Easton was still lacking power. National Grid said that of the 9,311 customers it serves in Easton, 3,945 were still without power as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Most of Easton's outages are in the Borderland State Park area and parts of North Easton Village. At its peak, 7,421 customers were without power. However, many had power restored Monday night and Tuesday morning in parts of South Easton and along the route 138 corridor. While Stonehill College had power restored Monday night, Oliver Ames High School had power restored mid-day Tuesday. Police Chief Allen Krajcik reminded residents Monday that those in need of water could receive it from the …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
A look at some of the damage caused by Irene Sunday.
Hurricane Irene has hit Easton hard. Heavy winds are shutting down roads, knocking down branches and wires and causing power outages throughout the town. Here is a look at some of the damage Irene has caused. If you have any of your own photos, post them or email them to Patrick.Maguire@Patch.com.