Saturday, February 9, 2013
Your place for emergency contact information, safety tips and more in Canton.
Be sure to check the Patch Live Blog during the blizzard this weekend! In what could be the biggest snow storm New England has seen in more than two years, Canton could be among the communities in Massachusetts to see nearly two feet of the white stuff this weekend. With the lastest forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Canton, calling it a "potential historic winter storm". Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. Cancellations & Updates The Catholic faithful are reminded to exercise prudence this weekend as they seek to fulfill their Sunday Mass obligation. Weather forecasts …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stay ahead of the storm and get all your emergency contact information, weather safety tips and updates to cancellations and closings in Canton this weekend through the snow storm.
Friday, December 14, 2012
NStar was fined $4 million in responses to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm, but already announced it plans to appeal.
The state on Tuesday ordered a total of $24.8 million in penalties to utility companies for their response to storms in 2011. Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan joined Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Chairman Ann Berwick and DPU commissioners today to announce the findings of the DPU’s investigation into responses to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm. Provided the penalties hold up, customers should see a reduction in their bill, though it is unclear how much, officials said. National Grid faces the steepest penalty, at $18.725 million; NSTAR has been ordered to pay $4.075 million; and Western Massachusetts Electric Company to pay $2 million. Recognizing that outages are …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here's a list of non-emergency numbers that could be useful if the storm causes problems.
Update (3:20 p.m.) - The Canton Police Department reported a large tree down on York Brook Road. As of 3:24 p.m., NSTAR reported that 77 customers in Canton were without power. Update (11:50 a.m.) - Schools in Canton will remain closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy; all after-school activities, practices, games and events are also cancelled. State office buildings will closed Monday, as will municipal offices in Canton. Original Story (posted 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29): Last year at this time Canton faced an October snow storm that, while unusual, brought forth a bit of an early winter headache for those around town. Now, as Hurricane Sandy moves toward the southern shore of New England, local residents should rememer that call volume …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The tropical storm landed in Canton one year ago today.
It's been one year to the day that Tropical Storm Irene, which initially threatened the east coast as a hurricane, walloped the northeast, including Canton. Many Canton residents could bee seen cleaning up the day after the storm, which brought heavy winds and rain, causing downed trees across town, as well as power outages, home damage and street closures. Today, we're wondering what Canton residents remember about the storm. Were you affected by Irene? Or did you think it was just another typical tropical storm for Massachusetts?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Canton is expected to get power restored by Wednesday evening.
This week is a waiting game for the Canton residents stuck without electricity due to Saturday's snowstorm. As of this morning, 384 customers are still waiting for NSTAR to restore the power. The expected time of restoration is the evening of Wednesday, November 2. Currently, NSTAR has 34,000 customers without power and most of those are customers in the Framingham, Walpole and Waltham areas, according to NSTAR. Several residents that were hit by week-long power outages thanks to Tropical Storm Irene were hit again in this pre-Halloween storm. That included Greenwood Road, Pine Street, Pleasant Street and Autumn Circle. Many had been without power from Saturday through Monday, and some are without it today. NSTAR said this storm posed an …
Utilities urged to keep customers informed and updated on expected recovery times.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Governor Deval Patrick met with officials from the state’s four investor-owned utility companies at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) storm bunker in Framingham Monday. During the meeting, Governor Patrick and his emergency management team received a full briefing on the status of power outages and restoration efforts in the wake of the October 29 snowstorm, which caused major damage in several areas of the state, particularly in western and central Massachusetts. “The utility companies need to remember the lessons of Irene, and keep customers informed about when they can expect power restored,” said Governor Patrick. “Running a household or a business with the lights out is hard enough without being in the dark on when …