Hurricane Sandy: Milford Info Center

Updated: Many businesses and shops remained open in Milford during Hurricane Sandy; others may be closed due to power loss. Check here for updates.

Updated Tuesday 10:20 a.m.:

Trash and recycling are being collected in Milford Tuesday; it it's your day, take it out to the curb.

Amtrak service is not yet moving, but the MBTA is back up and running, the governor announced at 10:15 a.m.

A large tree that was blocking one lane of Route 140 (north), just into Upton, has been removed.

Milford schools will be closed Tuesday, following Hurricane Sandy, as will Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton.

The Milford Youth Center also will be closed.

Milford Town Hall is expected to reopen Tuesday. The Milford District Court was expected to reopen at noon.

Please send updates or information on closings or cancellations to editor Mary MacDonald at mary.macdonald@patch.com


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Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Hi, Milford is collecting garbage and recycling this morning, until weather conditions worsen. So, put the trash out if it's your day. And Milford Town Hall will be closing at noon.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
This post from the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce: Due to the severe weather conditions and the state of emergency declared by the Governor the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce postponed the MegaExpo at Gillette Stadium from Tuesday, October 30th to Wednesday, November 14th from 3pm to 7pm. Everything remains the same except for the date change.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:23 PM
The MBTA, including commuter rail, will be shutting down service at 2 p.m. Monday. Plan your commute home now, if you went into work... MM http://patch.com/A-zdkD
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
The campaign of Joseph Kennedy III has announced he is canceling events Monday: at the Commons Eatery and Café, Foxboro; and at the Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Democratic Alliance GOTV Rally, Elks Lodge, Franklin.
Shannon Pataky October 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM
MDN's just reported that water street has lines down.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Milford Main Street area still has power. Lots of convenience stores/service businesses still open. The 7-eleven says they're going to stay open until they lose power...
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Due to the weather conditions, the Milford Youth Center is closed Monday.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Milford Police via Twitter are reporting that wires are down on Franklin, Chestnut, Ravenna and Brookfield roads. A transformer blew on Water Street, 255 in that area, and Prospect Heights, now without power.
Shannon Pataky October 29, 2012 at 05:17 PM
chestnut street still has power at our end (we're on the forest street side). Talking to a neighbor closer to that end of the street, they still have electric too. I think it was the Chestnut Tree that broke...
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:28 PM
According to National Grid, 15 different outages reported in Milford now, with 642 out of power. I'll be posting a story with the link to the outage map...
marty bearer October 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Fountain st. Wires down!!!
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Before I forget :) Selectman's meeting is cancelled tonight in Milford...
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:59 PM
From Milford Police via twitter: Trees and or wires down 14 Whitewood Rd, 91 Highland St, 214 Congress St, Sabatinelli Rd, 26 Birch St, 43 Taft St, and 162 Central St.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM
From Prezo, via Twitter: Due to the arrival of the peak of the storm, we are closing for the remainder of the evening. Stay safe everyone.
Mike October 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Mary, do you know if trash and recycling pickup is as regularly scheduled?
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Hi Mike, yes, it's being collected as usual. Just called Town Hall and they're open too.
Mike October 30, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Thank you Mary


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