NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – There is no need for Northbridge children to fret – despite Hurricane Sandy’s best effort Halloween will go on as scheduled Wednesday.
Northbridge Town Manager Theodore Kozak said was one of the topics of conversation Tuesday afternoon when members of the town’s emergency management team met.
Children and their parents are being asked to use caution in the search for treats. They should stay on sidewalks and avoid low hanging branches and utility lines.
At around 3, about 600 residences remained without power, down from about 1,400 earlier in the day. Areas without power include Main and Ivy streets, Fletcher Street, and East, Willow and Pleasant streets. There were also some smaller, residential areas without power, as was Riverdale Mill on Riverdale Street,
National Grid was aware of the outages and working to restore power as quickly as possible, he said.
Though the hurricane felled a number of trees and power lines in town, crews from the Northbridge department of public works, National Grid and Asplundh Tree Experts are working in unison to clear streets and sidewalks.
Kozak said the Senior Center on Highland Street will open as a warming station Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone needing overnight shelter are advised to call the Northbridge Police Department 508-234-6211 or the Northbridge Fire Department at 508-234-8448for information on a regional emergency shelter that is opened in Millville.