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About 10 Percent Of Sharon Still Out

Remaining outages are the 'most complex situations,' Puritz says.

About 10 percent of Sharon remained without electricity Monday night, and NSTAR has not indicated when those customers will be restored, Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz said.

Those 621 of NSTAR's 4,109 Sharon customers represent "the most complex situations due to either power lines structurally impacted by the storm or resting on the lines," Puritz said late Monday night.

Among the affected streets are Moose Hill, Mountain, Beach and parts of Morse Street, he said.

Puritz said an NSTAR representative told him 85 percent of the outages in Sharon were corrected. The remaining 15 percent represent 10 percent of the town.

NSTAR's website, meanwhile, said 1,574 of its 6,653 Sharon customers, or 23.66 percent, were without power as of 7 p.m.

"Crews will continue working around the clock until all customers are restored; concentrating first on making the repairs that will benefit the largest number of customers. Due to the extent of the damage and the large number of customers affected, many NSTAR customers currently without power could be out for several days," the utility wrote.

"We encourage customers whose electric service is affected to report it by calling us at 800-592-2000. We also urge people to stay away from all down wires and to report them to NSTAR and local emergency officials."

Puritz said Sharon's Department of Public Works had at least 17 people out and were "really able to keep up with it and keep open roadways." This work continued Monday.

Puritz said that any resident without power who feels they're in jeopardy should call Sharon Police, who will coordinate help with Sharon Civil Defense.

mak August 30, 2011 at 03:41 AM
Clarke Street is still without power, but streets around us have power.
sam2 August 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM
No power around Mountain street as well.
wea August 30, 2011 at 01:00 PM
No power on May Street, but all streets around us have power.
Bob Kaye August 30, 2011 at 03:40 PM
no power on Boulder Lane.
Todd Arnold September 01, 2011 at 01:02 AM
Add Cedar Street to that list...Blown Transformer...snapped poles...100 yards of lines down.... Tree Crew has been in......Street is clear of the 6 downed trees and the one laying' on the lines....Except for the utility pole across the Road...We Are ready for the Nstar Techs to do their thing.....Yes..I finally got my Generator :)
Todd Arnold September 05, 2011 at 08:10 PM
12:07am Friday morning we got ours back.....Sunday evening 9:05pm for the last house on the street....

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