Tuesday, October 30, 2012
More than 1,200 were without power as of Tuesday morning.
The strong winds may have died down, but many in Sharon are still feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. As of 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, 1,219 NSTAR customers were still without power, according to NSTAR's outage map. Is your neighborhood without power? Let us know in the comment section below.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
About 309 customers lost their electricity for roughly 20 minutes after the East Street crash.
About 309 NSTAR customers lost their electricity for roughly 20 minutes this morning after a car struck a utility pole on East Street, NSTAR spokesman Kristin Slater said. The crash was reported in the area of 320 East St. at 4:20 a.m., according to the Sharon Fire Department. The roads were calmer than expected today because the region received far less snow than forecast. Light snow began falling in the late morning, but did not stick, and the sun shined in the mid-afternoon. The National Weather Service on Friday had predicted 2 to 5 inches of snow locally today, and issued a winter weather advisory. Sunday's forecast is for increasing clouds, with a high temperature near 27 degrees, according to the weather service's website. Monday …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The incident happened around 8 this morning.
Eighty-eight NSTAR customers in the Mountain Street area lost their electricity for a few hours this morning after a car struck a utility pole. Police said the crash was reported at 7:50 a.m. on Mountain Street. NSTAR spokesman Michael Durand said the struck pole was on Tisdale Road, off Mountain, near Morse Street. NSTAR received the first customer outage call at 8 a.m., Durand said. NSTAR restored electricity to 81 of the 88 affected customers within about two hours, he said. The other seven were without electricity for four-and-a-half hours due to pole replacement and related work, Durand said.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Four-day weekend weather forecast leaves no worry for more outages.
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- Jon Cronin
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
About 1,200 of NSTAR's Sharon customers briefly lost power after a tree fell on some power lines on Bay Road during this morning's rain and wind storm. The incident happened at 5 a.m. "One thousand customers got their power back within four minutes," NStar spokesman Anne Marie Walsh said. "The other 200 customers came back on within one hour and 12 minutes." NSTAR's switching technology allowed the utility to remotely switch those initial 1,000 to a different circuit, Walsh said. According to the National Weather Service’s website, there will be no inclement weather over the four-day weekend, which is arguably the busiest travel time of the year. Thanksgiving Day will be sunny with a high of 44 degrees. Clear skies will follow through …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Walpole substation issue cuts electricity to them for about an hour this morning, NSTAR says.
About 6,500 Sharon, Walpole and Norfolk NSTAR customers lost their electricity for about an hour this morning after an equipment failure at a local NSTAR substation. The outage happened around 7:10 a.m. at NSTAR's substation on South Street in Walpole, NSTAR spokesman Michael Durand said. Power was restored about an hour later, he said. Durand wasn't sure which Sharon neighborhoods lost their electricity. However, Shaw's Plaza, on South Main Street, was reportedly affected.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
National Grid, meanwhile, says its outages are over.
NSTAR says 36 Sharon customers remain without power, an outage that began last Sunday during Tropical Storm Irene. The utility has 585 customers still out, according to the latest information on NSTAR's website. Since Tuesday, NSTAR had estimated all power restored by 10 p.m. Friday. NSTAR is asking anyone still out to call 1-800-592-2000. Meanwhile, National Grid reports that all 58 of its Sharon customers have electricity again. Several hundred National Grid customers remained without power as of the latest information on the utility's website.
Friday, September 2, 2011
152 customers out at 6:30 a.m.
NSTAR says 152 Sharon customers should have electricity by 10 tonight for the first time since Tropical Storm Irene struck last Sunday. The outage total is as of 6:30 a.m., according to the utility's website. "Right now, approximately 3,700 NSTAR customers are without power. Since the start of the storm we have restored electricity to more than 300,000 customers. The outages are mainly scattered in MetroWest where about 1,200 customers are without power, on the South Shore with 800 customers and on the Cape with about 500," NSTAR said. NSTAR is encouraging customers to report outages at 1-800-592-2000. Meanwhile, National Grid says 47 of its 58 Sharon customers remain out. However, that same chart says "restoration (is) complete" in Sharon.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
409 of 6,653 Sharon customers without power as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. And most of National Grid's 58 customers should have power back by Friday.
About 370 NSTAR customers in Sharon got their electricity back by late Tuesday afternoon, two days after Irene knocked it out. NSTAR said on its website the 409 Sharon customers still out as of 4 p.m. Tuesday should get it back by 10 p.m. Friday. That's a day earlier than the utility estimated earlier Tuesday, when 779 customers here were out as of 9 a.m. Meanwhile, National Grid will begin restoring power to its 58 Sharon customers Wednesday. The work "will be mostly completed by Friday with the remaing customers restored by Sunday," the utility said on its website. Earlier Tuesday, National Grid had predicted all 58 being restored by 12 a.m. Sunday. Sharon Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz said Tuesday night that residents with …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Without electricity from Hurricane Irene, families find themselves cooking on gas stoves, using ice bags to keep food fresh.
Sharon resident Judith Weader felt like she was in a classic TV show from Sunday into late Monday morning. An Irene-related power outage starting at 11:21 a.m. Sunday had the Ames Street resident eating by candlelight Sunday night, and stocking up on ice to keep her family's food fresh. "We're living like the Waltons," Weader said Monday. The Weaders got their electricity back around 11:30 a.m. Monday, roughly 24 hours after losing it. Parts of Sharon remained without power Monday afternoon. The Sharon Town Offices are closed until further notice due to an outage there. Weader spent part of Monday raking debris from her yard. "We're trying to clean up as best as we can," she said. "That's the only part of this we have any control over. We …
Trees down across power lines 'major problem,' Interim Fire Chief Mann says.
The Sharon Town Offices have re-opened, as NSTAR has restored power to that building and the Sharon Fire Department, Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz said tonight. Interim Fire Chief Dennis Mann said this morning that Irene-related power outages had forced the buildings onto emergency backup generators. Besides the town hall, closed as of 2 p.m. were: Sharon Credit Union, the dentist office of Gerald S. Cohen and Alla Agamov, and Curves, all on Pond Street. Borderland State Park remains closed. The facility will reopen Tuesday. NSTAR reported on its website tonight that around 162,000 customers remained without power as of 5:30 p.m. Some residents told Sharon Patch today they've been without electricity for about 24 hours. Mann said he …