Southborough officials want answers on when power will be restored to town residents, a majority of whom have been without power since Sunday morning, but National Grid says they don’t yet have a timeline. You can read more in this announcement just released by the town:
Earlier today State Representative Dykema and the Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs met with the Town emergency management officials and we continually stressed our frustration with the lack of information on the restoration of power and telephone service.
Early this evening we participated on a conference call with Kurt Schwartz Director of MEMA, Ellen Smith the Chief Operating Officer of National Grid and Secretary Sullivan of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. We learned that once National Grid has their remaining 10 substations up, which they hope will be tomorrow, they will be able to estimate the time to restore power to communities. They will be posting this information on their website.
On the positive side, we continue to receive reports that more households in different neighborhoods have had power restored. Please remember to check all your appliances as we have heard reports of ovens and stoves having been left on when power was lost, and creating potential fire hazards if the appliances are not turned off.
We have restored partial capacity to the Boland pumping station after the fire this morning. However, at this point the mandatory OUTSIDE water ban will remain in effect until 5PM on TUESDAY.
Please be aware that there are no water quality concerns nor have we had any as a result of the storm and structural fire. The reason for the outside water ban is strictly due to a temporary reduced ability to pump from one of our stations. The town’s second pumping station has remained fully operational.
Residents should take photos and document any costs/damage incurred related to the hurricane and power outage in the event there are federal disaster funds made available. More information will be forthcoming.