Sunday, April 14, 2013
A crow triggered a line failure on Congress Street that affected 1,000 customers of National Grid.
UPDATED: Power is reported to be back on to most of the area as of 8:30 p.m. A fuse blew at Rolling Green Apartments, however, so those buildings are still without. Original Post: A crow stepped on two electrical lines Sunday afternoon on Congress Street, electrocuting itself and triggering a line failure that has affected 1,000 customers of National Grid. According to the outage map on the National Grid website, the outage was reported about 4:40 p.m. A crew has been working on the lines and should be finished soon, according to Milford Police. The outage is affecting customers on Whitewood Road, Congress Street, Silverhill Road and connecting streets, including the Groves Apartment complex.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: 126 residential customers of National Grid in Milford are waiting for power restoration.
Updated, 8:25 a.m. Thursday: Only 126 homes are without power in Milford Thursday morning, according to National Grid. Earlier Posts: Updated, 2:45 p.m. Wednesday: Milford now has 840 customers of National Grid without power, with most of the power restored to the Whitewood Road area. Earlier Wednesday: Milford has 1,658 residential customers of National Grid waiting for power to be restored, two days after Hurricane Sandy. That's about 13 percent of the town. Outages are scattered, but the largest affects neighborhoods off Whitewood Road, with 1,162 customers affected, according to the National Grid outage map. The number of customers without power in Milford is second only to the city of Worcester, according to the Worcester County …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of Massachusetts until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Scattered power outages and strong winds are expected in the Milford area overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of New England, advising that winds could reach gusts of 45 to 55 mph. The wind will come in advance of a cold front. The Worcester area is expected to experience much of this between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. National Grid, in a release, advises customers to prepare for scattered outages: Customers can receive text message alerts and updates through a free service. Text the word STORM to NGRID (64743) to sign up for the service. E-mail alerts are also available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. Also, post National Grid’s …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
There are plenty of storms to recall, but surely Irene is still fairly fresh in the minds of Milford area residents.
Chances are last year at this time, you were scrambling to get a generator, or stocking up on bottled water, maybe even calling relatives to see if the family could move over there for a bit. As with many other communities around, Milford took a decent hit from Irene, who even in a weakened state as a tropical storm knocked out a majority of the town's power — in some cases for nearly a week. Irene hit the edge of North Carolina on Aug. 27, 2011, as a Category 1 hurricane. It was the first of its kind to hit land since Ike two years earlier, and most of the East Coast felt its effects, with 2.3 million under mandatory evacuation orders. Patch in MetroWest covered the effects of Irene throughout, in a live blog that spanned for days. And …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Whether you play monopoly with your family by your pumpkin's candlelight or you stopped by local business to get warm, we want to see your photos of what you did while power was out in Natick.
Saturday's freak snowstorm left thousands in Natick and across the Northeast without power and some will not have it restored until Monday. Despite the inconveniences and the lack of heat, many across town are making the most of this Halloween weekend in the dark. Add your photos to this article or email them to Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com. If you don't have any photos to share, tell us what you did or are doing in the comments section below. Keep warm! And if you're still without power today and tonight, the Morse Institute Library will stay open overnight as a shelter.
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 scores of reports early Sunday 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 …
Friday, September 2, 2011
State Sen. Richard T. Moore says state authorities should review the response of private utility companies to electrical outages following Hurricane Irene.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Editor's Note: The following press release was published Thursday by state Sen. Richard T. Moore on his Facebook page. "With several towns in his Senate district still suffering from large numbers of residents and businesses without electricity four days after Hurricane Irene, Sen. Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) is seeking answers. In a letter to Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee Chairman Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) Moore requested an official review of the hurricane response efforts by the utilities serving the Commonwealth. "It's just not acceptable for anyone to have to be without power for so many days, especially since we had so much advance warning and since the storm proved less powerful than predicted," Moore explained. "I…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Power outages are being resolved, but if you are one of the Milford businesses still without, the wait has been excruciating. At Pinz, a full-service bar, restaurant, and entertainment business, losses are estimated at $60,000.
UPDATED: PiNZ owner David Breen announced Thursday morning that power has been restored; the business will open at noon today, Sept. 1. Original story: Hurricane Irene blew into town Sunday, ruining plans and finances with a random hand. Some businesses, spared by tree or pole damage nearby, never lost power. Then they were blessed twice, because several thousand families in Milford initially were left with no electrical power, and many of them went out to eat. For the businesses without power, losses are mounting. The damage depends on how much revenue they're losing and what materials had to be purchased, or discarded. Restaurants that lost power are taking the hardest hit because many had to dump all of their refrigerated and frozen …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Charlie's Mini-Mart, out of power from Sunday to early Wednesday, had to toss the ice cream bars and half-gallons, along with the cold cuts and milk. But owner Charlie Giokas adapted and kept the store open.
The lights went off at Charlie's Mini-Mart about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They flickered, and then went. And Charlie Giokas, owner of the convenience store, knew he would go without for awhile. His wife, at home, listening to a police scanner, was telling him wires and trees were coming down all over Milford. "I heard, it's like a catastrophe out there," he said Tuesday, recalling Irene, who arrived in Milford as a tropical storm. Charlie's had the power back on by Wednesday morning, but for three days, Giokas kept his shop open by being resourceful. In an interview Tuesday, before the power came back on, Giokas explained how he was making do. (At the time, he was among nearly 1,200 customers in Milford who remained powerless.) The first thing …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Five days after Irene came and went, all but 107 homes and businesses in Milford have had their power restored, according to a Friday morning update from National Grid.
UPDATED: The wait is nearly over for Milford residents and businesses waiting for electricity. National Grid reported Friday morning that all but 107 customers in town have had their power restored. The outage update was posted at 10 a.m. on the National Grid website. Most homes and businesses that lost power did so on Sunday. Outages peaked at about 5,000 on Sunday, nearly half of the utility company's customers. Due to the extent of damage from Tropical Storm Irene, National Grid this week has advised its New England customers that full power may not be restored until Sunday. The extended power loss for some customers — whose livelihoods or health depends on electric — has been described as unacceptable by state Sen. Richard T. Moore, …