Saturday, February 9, 2013
Your place for emergency contact information, safety tips and more in Sharon.
Be sure to check the Patch Live Blog during the blizzard this weekend! In what could be the biggest snow storm New England has seen in more than two years, Sharon could be among the communities in Massachusetts to see nearly two feet of the white stuff this weekend. With the lastest forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Sharon, calling it a "potential historic winter storm". Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. On Thursday, officials in Sharon announced a Snow Emergency, in which there will be on on-street parking allowed between Friday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 10. Cancellations, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stay ahead of the storm and get all your emergency contact information, weather safety tips and updates to cancellations and closings in Sharon this weekend through the snow storm.
Friday, December 14, 2012
NStar was fined $4 million in responses to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm, but already announced it plans to appeal.
The state on Tuesday ordered a total of $24.8 million in penalties to utility companies for their response to storms in 2011. Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan joined Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Chairman Ann Berwick and DPU commissioners today to announce the findings of the DPU’s investigation into responses to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm. Provided the penalties hold up, customers should see a reduction in their bill, though it is unclear how much, officials said. National Grid faces the steepest penalty, at $18.725 million; NSTAR has been ordered to pay $4.075 million; and Western Massachusetts Electric Company to pay $2 million. Recognizing that outages are …
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, 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. 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 those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here's a list of non-emergency numbers that could be useful if the storm causes problems.
UPDATE (10:30 p.m.)-NSTAR was reporting an 2,205 estimated customers are without power. UPDATE (10:30 p.m.)-The MBTA is expecting to resume service Tuesday with the exception of the Stoughton-Providence line. Governor Deval Patrick said he was hoping there would be no delays. Check with the MBTA for scheduling information. Update (6:33 p.m.) - There are reports of damage to a residence on Blair Circle in Sharon after a tree fell onto a house. As of 6:30 p.m., 343 were without power in Sharon, according to NSTAR. Update (3:18 p.m.) - Sharon Police Department reported closures on Old Post Road due to being blocked, Bay Road by East Street and Walpole by Bluff Head. Adding to that, NSTAR reported as of 3:19 p.m. that 192 customers were …
Let us know if you've been without power during the storm on Monday.
As of 7:50 a.m. Monday, 27 NSTAR customers in Sharon were already without power due to Hurricane Sandy's arrival. As the storm progresses throughout Monday into Tuesday, we're using this space to ask readers which neighborhoods are without power in Sharon. In the comments section, let us know if you are without power or if there has been any storm-related damage in your area.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Legislator urges action on power outage rebate legislation.
A local legislator has called for utility companies to take responsibility for extended outages. State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) has asked the House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power. "Right now, more than 90 percent of the residents in Wrentham are without power for an extended period of time for the second time in three months," Winslow said in a statement. "We need to make sure the residents of Massachusetts are being taken care of and the utility companies are held …
Monday, October 31, 2011
U.S. senator sends Massachusetts energy providers a letter Monday.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), sent a letter to Massachusetts energy providers today indicating dismay at the continuing power outages in the state. The full text of the letter follows: Dear Massachusetts Energy Providers, I write to you today to express my concerns with the preparations for and ongoing response to the significant power outages that have occurred across Massachusetts as a result of this weekend’s early winter storm. I join with hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts consumers in expressing my outrage at the current situation. The early arrival of winter was not a surprise. The storm had been forecast ahead of time. Yet it appears you did not have adequate contingency plans and the necessary assets in place in order to …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Your daily regional roundup.
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Utility still expects everyone restored by 10 p.m. Friday.
NSTAR had 350 Sharon customers without electricity early this morning and expects those outages to end by Friday night. There were 15,382 total customers without power as of 4 a.m., according to the utility's website. Tropical Storm Irene caused the outages Sunday. NSTAR said it anticipates fully restoring Sharon's electricity by 10 p.m. Friday, the same target it had on Tuesday. NSTAR's previous estimate was 12 a.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, National Grid said today that 51 of its 58 Sharon customers remain without power. Most of these outages should end by Friday, with the rest by Sunday, the utility said on its website. Work began Wednesday.