Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A tree fell on the wires Tuesday night, causing a power outage affecting a portion of Danvers.
A tree fell on an electric wire on Collins Street on Tuesday night, knocking out power to many homes and businesses in Danvers. It happened at just about 6 p.m. when the tree knocked out a feeder line to the south Danvers substation on Bow Street, according to Hamid Jaffari, director of engineering and operations for Danvers Electric. Danvers Electric did not immediately have an estimate for how many customers were affected by the outage. Some customers along Route 114 that lost power were shifted to other sources and got their power back, Jaffari said. At 7:42 p.m. Jaffari said crews were working to make repairs.
A power outage has caused the Liberty Tree Mall to close two hours early on Tuesday evening.
The Liberty Tree Mall will close two hours early on Tuesday night because of a power outage affecting a large portion of Danvers. The mall made the announcement on its Facebook page just before 7 p.m. The mall typicaly closes at 9 p.m. on weeknights. "We will remain closed for the remainder of the evening, as power is anticipated to be out for a couple of hours," the mall said on its Facebook page. The outage was also affecting other businesses in the area and along Route 114.
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Did it feel worse or not quite as bad as last year's storm?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on New England. Throughout the day, residents in Danvers endured high winds and power outages plus downed trees and wires - including some on houses. The storm came a year after Hurricane Irene, which left many residents in Danvers without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Irene? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
A look at some images from Hurricane Sandy on Monday in Danvers.
Hurricane Sandy swept through Danvers on Monday, bring high water levels along the waterfront, closing Route 114 for a time when a tree fell across the road, uprooting a tree and sending another one into a home. What did Hurricane Sandy look like where you are in Danvers. Share you photos with everyone. Upoad them to this image gallery by clicking on the green and white button that tton that says "Upload Photos and Videos."
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ test on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Danvers took his advice. School is scheduled to be open in Danvers on Tuesday, as of 9 p.m. The worst of the storm is expected to …
Plan your trip home on the commuter rail accordingly because the MBTA will shut down at 2 p.m. on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.
If you braved the elements and took the MBTA commuter rail to work in Boston this morning, pack up your stuff now: The MBTA will shut down service at 2 p.m. due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the T website, the service suspension includes subway, bus and commuter rail service. The last commuter rail train to the North Shore, including Beverly Depot and Salem Station, will leave North Station at 1:20 p.m. and is scheduled to get into Salem at 1:49 p.m. and Beverly at 1:53 p.m. The shut down will also affect MBTA bus service to Danvers, including Routes 436 and 465, which serves the Liberty Tree Mall, and Route 468, which serves Danvers Square. Ferry service was already been suspended earlier in the day. The Ride …
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Danvers, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here's a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Danvers. Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). In all…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's a quick list of some important phone numbers to have handy in Danvers during Hurricane Sandy. Print the list now - while you have power - and make sure your cell phone is charged so you are ready if the power goes out.
In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in Danvers will go directly to the Danvers Emergency Center at the Danvers Police Department. A call from a cell phone will go to State Police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers. For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211. To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call Danvers Electric at 978-774-0005. For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems: Danvers Fire Department: 978-774-2425 Danvers Police Department: 978-774-1212 For outages for other utilities: National Grid gas: 1-800-233-5325 Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278) Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-…
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app, as part of its notifications to the public.
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app as part of its notifications to the public. Created by a firm in Nashua, N.H., Ping4alerts! is a free mobile communications app, that can alert individuals about public safety and public health emergencies. Hurricane Sandy will give the app its first big test. MEMA contracted with the New Hampshire company to provide the service to the public. The service is 100 percent anonymous. Mobile numbers or email addresses are not required and the company does not retain information on its users, said CEO and President James Bender. Through geofencing technology, Ping4alerts! enables MEMA to send highly targeted, …
Public schools in Danvers will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.
The Danvers School Department announced Sunday afternoon that all public schools will be closed on Monday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The message was sent via the Connect-CTY phone and e-mail system at about 1:30 p.m. North Shore Community College, including its Danvers campus, also announced on Sunday afternoon that it will be closed on Monday. On the North Shore, Lynn, Peabody and Rockport were the only other district that had announced that public schools will be closed on Monday, as of 2 p.m.