Town plows were actively responding to the snow removal and safety officials were standing by. "No problems thus far," reported Wrentham Police Chief James Anderson. "We brought in additional personnel and we have them strategically positioned throughout the town ready to respond if needed."
Anderson added, "Driving is tough due to white out conditions, however the only ones on the road are the police and snowplows. If everyone observes the no driving ban the Governor issued we should get through the night pretty well."
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Joe Botaish was pleased with how Wrentham's Department of Public Works was responding to the blizzard. "So far so good," he said Friday night. "They appear to have a good plan in place."
As of 9 pm, National Grid reports less than 5 Wrentham customers are without power but many residents reported flickering lights throughout the storm.
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