Saturday, February 9, 2013
Huge amounts of snow, mechanical failures add to challenges.
Town Manager Richard Montuori said Tewksbury has weathered the Blizzard of '13 fairly well but he is asking the public to be patient when it comes to the clearing of the town roads. As estimated 27 inches of snow buried the town over a span of around 26 hours. But despite the heavy snowfall and winds that topped 35 MPH, Tewksbury avoided the widespread power outages that impacted more than 160,000 National Grid customers, mostly to the east and southeast. "Overall things have gone well considering the magnitude of the storm," said Montuori. "We have been told by National Grid that there are 150 customers without power in the Merrimack Valley and one in Tewksbury. According to National Grid's liaison, power should be restored by this …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A few simple changes could save you hundreds on your heating and energy bills annually. Here are some easy tips.
You can count on two things during the winter months -- the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then follow National Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in your home in 2013. Tune up for efficiency Turn down for savings Insulate Seal air leaks Don't miss important news Subscribe to our daily newsletter. | Like us on Facebook |Blog with us | Follow us on Twitter|
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
National Grid offers tips for consumers.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
(Editor's note: The following infromation was submitted by National Grid.) National Grid has published the following easy steps you can take to not only make sure your home stays warm, but also to help cut down on heating costs this winter: 1. Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees. In the winter, set the thermostat between 65 and 70 degrees during the day and to 58 degrees at night or when away from home for several hours. If you have a heat pump, make sure to slowly increase the temperature to avoid running the emergency heat. You can learn more about your thermostat online by visiting the U.S. Department of Energy website. 2. Seal air leaks. Seal all holes from pipes and wires that enter/exit the living space. This includes entrances, pull…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Outages caused by transformer fire.
UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Power has been restored to nearly all Tewksbury customers impacted by this evening's outage. Only small, scattered pockets remain in the dark. Original story More than 9,000 National Grid customers were without power Sunday night, including nearly 5,000 in Tewksbury. The outages, which spread into sections of Wilmington and Andover, were triggered by a transformer fire on Route 38 near the Knights of Columbus. Power went out just after 8 p.m. Tewksbury Firefighters and National Grid crews responded to the scene. There is no immediate word on when power will be restored.
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 including more than 1,000 in Hamilton and Wenham, 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. In Tewksbury, the snow began falling around 9 p.m. 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 …
As Athena rolls in, expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. The powerful front has recently been given the name "Winter Storm Athena." According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
National Grid officials said that the majority of those without power, which is at 3 percent of all customers, should get it back by midnight tonight.
National Grid crews are out restoring power to those that are still in the dark after Hurricane Sandy and said that nearly all customers should have power by midnight tonight. In a teleconference this afternoon, National Grid president Marcy Reed said that crews have been out restoring power to customers across the northeast for over 48 hours since beginning on Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., when the power company decided it was safe to begin working. Reed said that, as of 3 p.m. Thursday, power has been restored to 97 percent of National Grid customers. Roughly 5,600 customers are still without power. "The lion's share of our customers [without power] will receive power by midnight tonight," said Reed. Reed said crews will most likely have a …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than 1,500 National Grid customers in Tewksbury remain without power.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. National Grid officials have announced that they are targeting 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, to have power restored to all residents of Tewskbury. As of 10:30 a.m., there are still 841 Tewksbury customers without power. Original Story Tewksbury National Grid customers still without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, may have to wait another day or two before power is restored. In a press release issued Tuesday evening, National Grid officials said that more than half of 237,000 Massachusetts customers who lost service had it restored within the first 12 hours. Of the remaining customers without power, three-fourths of them will have power restored by midnight Thursday, with virtually all customers …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
National Grid said Tuesday that it would offer exact power restoration estimates later in the afternoon.
National Grid says it will have exact power restoration estimates by the end of Tuesday, according to company President Marcy Reed. The estimates, which have always traditionally been offered when the company knows when each customer will have their power back, will be distributed “far and wide,” said Jackie Berry, a company spokeswoman. There are a total of 2,400 National Grid employees at work on Tuesday afternoon statewide in Massachusetts, ranging from line crews, tree crews, transmission crews and other workers following Hurricane Sandy. There are 530 total crews at work, with more than 300 of those from outside National Grid's service area. In addition, the newly created “community liaisons” are at work in the emergency operations …
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 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 …