Emergency drill on Newton St. today, December 11

Southborough Emergency Services will be running a drill today, Wednesday, December 11. Since it is taking place on Newton Street, it may have some impact on traffic during the day.

From 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes to using Newton Street. The street will be open to through traffic. Drivers are just asked to use caution.


The Town of Southborough Emergency Services Departments, in conjunction with the UMass/Memorial Medical Center – Marlborough Hospital, will be conducting a hands-on training drill at 28 Newton Street, Southborough (the Southborough Medical Group building) from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

This drill will exercise and challenge the Staff employed at the UMass/Memorial suite located at 28 Newton Street and Southborough Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), as well as various other assisting local, regional and state departments/agencies (on and off site).

The physical hands-on scope of the drill will entail a hazardous materials incident with a subsequent mass-causality incident and be limited to 60-90 minutes. There will be a narrow focus on the pre-established goals and objectives of the drill.

It should be noted that the drill will utilize live radio transmissions throughout the drill. Such communications will be preceded by the statement: “This is a Drill”.

Newton Street will be open to thru traffic, but motorist are asked to use caution. When possible, motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes from 11:00am-5:00pm. The Southborough Medical Group will be accessible at all times and operate normally with little to no impact from the drill.

Any media representatives interested in attending should notify Lt. Neal Aspesi at 508-485-3235 or naspesi@southboroughma.com, no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday,
December 10, 2013.

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