National Grid is saying customers in Wrentham should start to see power returning this evening and tomorrow. Full restoration will not occur until Thursday. "You are going to see a large pocket of population restored sometime this evening," says Vanessa Charles, spokesperson for National Grid.
At the high of the emergence 421,000 customers serviced by National Grid lost power in Massachusetts and as of 3 o'clock today that number was down to 316,500. There were still significant outages throughout Wrentham. At that same time, 4,316 customers of the utility were still without power. National Grid services a total of 4,644 in the town. "Ninety-three percent of our Wrentham customer are still without power," says Charles.
The Red Cross will again operate a shelter at LaSalette Shrine, 947 Park Street, Attleboro. The town is offering free transportation there for anyone needing assistance to the shelter. People should contact the Public Service Building at 508-384-3131 to make arrangements. The Public Service Building will also be open to residents needing a place to warm up for a few hours.
The compost site, 360 Taunton Street, will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00pm on Saturday and the fee will be waived for the drop off of yard clean up. "We have requested the waste haul to pick up an additional bag from each household," says Joe Botaish, chairman of the board of selectmen.
In addition, the town has ordered highway signs that will be running as of 5:00 pm today with information to help during the crisis (pictured). The town is also setting up temporary lights in a few of the more dangerous intersections.
Trick or Treating has been postponed until Friday.
Both King Philip and the Wrentham Public Schools have canceled classes for Tuesday, November 1st.