Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Milford Schools will reopen Wednesday, the superintendent said Tuesday.
After a two-day closure prompted by Hurricane Sandy, Milford students will return to classes Wednesday. The decision to reopen was made Tuesday, based on conditions and the fact that most people have power in the town.
Did you lose a tree in your yard? A few branches? Post pics here!
Did you wake up this morning to a tree down in your yard? Branches in your driveway? A garden gnome in a place he shouldn't be? We want to see your storm damage pictures! Whether your Halloween ghost traveled to the neighbor's yard or you saw water get a little too close to your basement, we want to share your photos. Upload your photos to this gallery here by clicking the green "upload photos" button. We also have a photo gallery posted on pictures taken during the storm. The pics include a group of neighbors posing near a fallen tree they helped remove, and a letter carrier doing his best to carry on the "wind, hail, sleet, snow" tradition of the Pony Express.
The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.
Sunday, Oct. 28 5:25 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report harassment at Applebee's. 5:28 p.m.: A caller reported suspicious activity. She said that 30 minutes before, she saw a man outside Lucky Dogs Dog Daycare, with his dog, walking around a woodpile. When she got out of her car, he got into his truck and left. 7:40 p.m.: A caller reported the music at her neighbor's apartment on North Bow Street was too loud. Police spoke to the person. Monday, Oct. 29 2:03 a.m.: A caller on Trinity Drive said he put a TV that was delivered, broken by Best Buy outside for pickup by the shipping company. The TV is now gone and appears to be stolen. He said he would come in later to file a report. 6:14 a.m.: A caller reported her …
The Milford Board of Health will open the transfer facility on Cedar Street Wednesday. It will remain open on Sundays through November.
Storm debris piling up? Milford's Board of Health decided Tuesday to open the Milford transfer station on Cedar Street Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., to accommodate town residents. The facility can accept leaves, tree branches and other materials left by Hurricane Sandy. The Board of Health also decided to open the facility on Sundays throughout November, starting Nov. 4. The hours on Sundays will be from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Monday, October 29, 2012
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing was expected Monday evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be Sandy's most intense moment in New England. According to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, these predictions have proved accurate. According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy was poised for a New Jersey landfall around 7 p.m. The worst of the wind for southern New England will occur early Monday evening, especially along the immediate coastline: then a gradual decrease in wind speeds is expected, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning remained in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Schools in the area, including Milford, will be closed for a second day Tuesday.
Milford Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Oct 30, according to Milford Police. Blackstone Valley Regional Voc-Tech in Upton also will be closed, as much of the town lost power in the storm.
Our live stream will keep you informed on the latest as it happens. We're following Patches, public officials and trusted public safety accounts to keep you up to date.
Looking for solid information about Hurricane Sandy's impact? Our live stream will follow Patches across the state, public officials and agencies, trusted public safety Twitter users and a few others. Cut through the noise and get the best information available in real time.
Sustained winds are now at 90 mph.
Hurricane Sandy has picked up ferocity as it hits the east coast. The National Hurricane Center reports that the sustained wind speeds are up to 90 mph. The Greater Boston, Cape Cod and Rhode Island areas should feel the full force of Sandy this afternoon and into the evening. Effects of Sandy should stretch into Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. 7News’ Chris Lambert is reporting the wind speeds could reach 70 mph along the coastline this afternoon with inland wind more in the 40-60 mph range with lesser wind speeds the farther you go inland. The National Hurricane Center expects hurricane force winds on the Cape and Rhode Island and tropical storm force winds north of the Cape to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Rain should be in…
Stay safe: don't go out of your way to snap pics of the storm. But if you have 'em anyway, we want to see 'em.
We are in for a windy, wet ride in Milford as Hurricane Sandy barrels through the area. Depending on where you live or work, your storm experience is bound to be different than that of your friend who lives across town. Let's pool our collective experiences through photographs here on Milford Patch and tell the story of this storm together. You don't have to be in the middle of the storm to take a picture. We're even interested in seeing the view from your window. Just click the "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button and show us what's happening near you. But above all: be safe!
Plan your trip home accordingly.
If you braved the elements and took the T or commuter rail to work this morning, pack up your stuff now: The MBTA will shut down service at 2 p.m. due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the T website, the service suspension includes subway, bus and commuter rail service. Ferry service had already been suspended earlier in the day. The Ride remains open but users are "strongly encouraged" to call the contractor for their area to see if service is available.