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Tewksbury Schools Closed Tuesday After Sandy

All extracurriculars are also cancelled as the town cleans up after "Frankenstorm" called Sandy swept through on Monday.

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 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 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.

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Wendy Gagnon October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Is there a reason? No one is saying why the schools are closed.
denise October 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Probably clean up, and power outages...yesterday was so bad, not much could be done with the cleanup...I am not happy that my kids are home again, but i do understand...
TMHSGrad October 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM
If one school has no power, then all schools will stay closed. The National Grid website shows there are clusters of outages in the areas of the Trahan and North St schools. Perhaps one or both of those schools do not have power.
Barbara Saunders October 30, 2012 at 01:24 PM
when i was driving through south tewksbury at 6 am it looked like they didnt have power not sure about the trahan
Kathleen Brothers October 30, 2012 at 02:07 PM
There are people who had damage with trees down on their property. There are people who have NO lights. I imagine it would be difficult for the buses to get around early this morning. Sometimes we have to look at the big picture not just the small one that we may live in.

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