Hurricane Sandy: West Roxbury Info Center
Help your neighbors by reporting downed branches, power outages and more. You can also upload photos of storm damage.
- October 28, 2012
7:52 p.m. Scanner reports: Live wires down at 90 Sidley Road. A Boston Police officer on scene awaiting NStar to cut power to the previously downed power lines said an entire utility pole fell. No one was injured.
Around 4:45 p.m. A power outage is affecting about 1,100 NStar customers in the Sunnybank Road and Maple Street area. NStar is working to fix the outage.
5:04 p.m. A power outage is reported at 14 Hodgdon Terrace from Citizens Connect.
3:57 p.m. A power outage is reported on Willow Street from Citizens Connect.
3:45 p.m. There is a massive tree across the VFW Parkway at Lagrange Street from Twitter account @R2_SNEweather:
2:55 p.m. Scanner reports: Traffic lights are out at VFW Parkway and Baker Street.
2:55 p.m. Scanner reports: Tree down at Centre Street and Gloria Road near Holy Name. Took down telephone pole and crushed a car.
The MBTA is shutting down service at 2 p.m. today.
The Continental will take in any cat or dog if you have to be evacuated today. From The Continental's Facebook page: "Attention all clients and families. If you or family members are being evacuated due to Sandy, please call the Continental and we will take any dog or cat that needs shelter during the storm. We have water stored and cat and dog food and power generator. Please make sure to contact us if you are in need of emergency pet care due to evacuations. There will be no charge for evacuated pets. The Continental 617-323-9511 if goes to answering machine, try calling, Jack’s Cell – 617-699-6751."
As we keep an eye on Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that West Roxbury stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to 'like' West Roxbury Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
As you send us messages through social media and email (WestRoxbury@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here. Check the comments section for updates.
If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities (call 911 if it's an emergency), and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.
West Roxbury Patch is all about connecting neighbors, so we hope you’ll find this information helpful if the storm gets bad.
Some useful Boston phone numbers and links
- Emergencies: 911
- Flooding, downed trees and branches: 311
- Report power outage: Contact NSTAR at 800-592-2000 or online.
- Information from city: City website.
- Follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter for official updaes
- Sign up for official emergency alerts.
- Boston preparation measures and safety information.
- Find the emergency shelter closest to you, or use this list of emergency shelters.
- If you’re asked to evacuate, use one of the designated routes.
- View damage reports made with Citizens Connect.
- More important links to keep handy.