Here's a quick morning briefing about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Tewksbury. Stay tuned to Tewksbury Patch today for more about yesterday's storm:
Schools closed: Tewksbury Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All extracurriculars are also cancelled.
Power outages: As of 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, National Grid's website reported that 2,082 customers in Tewksbury were without power—approximately 16.7 percent of the National Grid customers in town. There was no estimated restoration time listed as of 12:30 a.m.
More than 2,300 customers were without power at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, with the biggest problem shouldered by those living on Dirlam Circle, who were cut off from the rest of the town around 5 p.m. when a tree came crashing down across the road, taking power lines with it. The situation was made much more dangerous because Dirlam Circle had flooded and the live wires came to rest in the water, electrifying it.
State offices open at 10 a.m., regular MBTA schedule: State offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham.
The MBTA said in an alert issue at about 9 p.m. on Monday that it will resume all regular service on Tuesday with the exception of the Providence commuter rail line south of Boston. All other commuter rail lines, subways and buses will run on schedule on Tuesday.