Irene's Winds and Rain Felt in Canton

The tropical storm produced plenty of downed trees and wires in Canton.

Irene made for some in Canton.

Twenty trees were down due to the tropical storm as of this afternoon, according to Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz.

There were also several reports of power outages, said Berkowitz, who met officials this afternoon.

Canton Police responded to 11 calls for wires down and road hazards between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

Patch readers reported power outages on Chestnut, Woodlock and Greenwood roads, Sherman Street and in the Algonquin area.

On Route 138, power was out from Canton straight through Milton. The four main gas stations on the strip off of 95 were all closed and dark earlier today. Dunkin' Donuts on 138 and were also closed and without power.

The streets of Canton were empty, with a rare car or truck driving down the main roads.

All residents and businesses were asked to stay off of the roads until Monday morning, via the town's emergency phone system.

The police chief warned folks to be cautious if they must drive.

said that "although Irene has been downgraded, we are still expecting 40 to 50 mph winds sustained throughout the day until probably 6:00 p.m."

For Canton, "flooding seems to be less of a concern for our area than the possibility of downed tree limbs and power loss."

If you need to report a tree down, call the Canton DPW at  781-821-5023. To report power outages to NStar call 1-800-592-2000.


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