SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Southborough Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is warning residents to stay indoors this evening, in light of the number of trees and power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy.
"It is much harder to see downed trees and lines at night,
until you are on top of them," a SEMA press release read.
Those who must go out are warned to stay away from the intersection of High Street and Burnett Road, where Southborough police report that a tree has pulled down high voltage wires on a pole, leaving the pole hanging at a 45 degree angle over the intersection.
In general, bystanders should keep at least 30 feet away from downed wires, as they could be dangerous.
Public Works crews are working to clear downed branches and power lines at several roads in town, including: roads: Pine Hill Road, Paramenter Road, Breakneck Hill Road, Woodland Road, Flagg Road, White Bagley Road, Marlborough Road and Carolyn Terrace. Meanwhile, Oregon Road is completely blocked at the Ashland/Southborough line
"The lack of traffic will also make it easier for public safety and utility crews to repair lines and clear roadways in a timely fashion," a SEMA press release read.
Residents should call 911 for all emergencies. Storm-related and non-emergency calls, meanwhile, should be directed to the Southborough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 508-229-4448.
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