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UPDATED: Fewer than Five Families Still Waiting on Power

Power outages are down to fewer than five customers in Milford, according to the National Grid website. Milford was luckier than surrounding towns, in terms of power loss for the snowstorm.

Fewer than five homes in Milford remain without power as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Grid website, which has specific outage areas marked.

Power was knocked out across many communities in Massachusetts by falling tree limbs, or trees, hitting power lines. In Milford, firefighters and police received of downed power lines.

At the peak on Sunday, one-quarter of Milford customers were without power.

 

Original Story: The National Weather Service has dramatically increased its expectations for snowfall in and around Milford.

A major winter storm is now hitting the area. The weather service at 9 p.m. Saturday said snow is expected to fall at a rate of one to two inches an hour at times in the southeastern Worcester County region, reducing visibilities to as little as a quarter-mile.

Travel is discouraged Saturday night into Sunday morning, as "many roads will become impassable overnight and if you attempt to travel you may become stranded," the weather service stated on its website.

The snow is heavy, wet and is expected to start pulling down tree limbs as winds pick up overnight. Leaves on the trees coupled with heavy wet snow may cause branches to break, and power outages are expected.

According to a 7 p.m. update, the accumulation around Milford could reach 12 to 16 inches. Snowfall is expected to pick up after midnight. The winter storm watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.

Mark Cain October 29, 2011 at 12:36 PM
I think the stores have faked out the time of year by puting Christmas stuff out to early.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 30, 2011 at 01:50 AM
I forgot my herbs outside. Oh well. I rescued the bay tree and it has about an inch on it already. Hopefully it survives.... :(
Jennifer October 30, 2011 at 01:57 AM
there go all the tree limbs that made it through Irene! feels like it's.gonna be a LONG "season"!
bob nargi October 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM
have one large limb across my driveway as well......that won't melt!!
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM
I'm off in search of a signal to post your photos.... looks like we aren't near a foot but we got enough!
Karen Raleigh November 01, 2011 at 01:07 PM
As of 9am, National Grid is reporting 41 customers in Milford without power.
MrMilford November 01, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Glad the patch put my photos to good use, my poor tree is the "face" of no power in Milford :)
Mary MacDonald (Editor) November 02, 2011 at 04:17 AM
No power is hard to illustrate! Your tree fit the bill.
Mike Clein November 02, 2011 at 01:31 PM
power... we need power!!!
Mary MacDonald (Editor) November 02, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Are you one of the five? I feel for those people...
Kathy November 02, 2011 at 03:58 PM
I got a call from National Grid giving info to contact them if still without power. Make sure you call them or go online to let them identify yourself as still without power.

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