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A fast moving but powerful storm knocked out power overnight to 2,479 National Grid customers in Westford on Oct. 29, prompting school officials to cancel school on Oct. 30.
Fallen tree limbs and the potential of downed live wires contributed to safety concerns for students who wait for school buses, as well as for drivers.
At 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 30, National Grid reported it had a total of 9,875 customers in Westford. Its power outage website said the company was assessing the situation and did not list an estimated time for when power would be restored. Across the state, there were 257,597 National Grid customers without power, according to the company’s website.
The Westford Police Department reported the following street closures on the morning of Oct. 30:
Groton Road at West Street
Pine Hill Road (off Chamberlain Road) between #308 to #323
44 Tenney Road
31 Griffin Road
The area of 23 Providence Road is down to one lane, according to police. Police asked residents to use caution and to NOT touch or drive over wires on the ground.
“National Grid and the Westford Highway Department are doing their best to clean up the roadways,” according to the Police Department’s Facebook page.
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