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Two days after Hurricane Sandy hit Newton, 33 streets remain closed or partially closed due to trees and large branches down in the roadway.
According to information sent from the mayor's office Wednesday afternoon, the closed roads are spread throughout the city, with a large group in West Newton and another cluster in Newton Upper Falls and Newton Highlands.
To view the closed streets, see the map above. If the map does not appear at first, refresh the page.
During a press conference yesterday at City Hall, Mayor Setti Warren and city department heads assured residents that crews are out working "aggressively" to remove tree limbs from streets.
Warren also urged residents to take caution when walking around and picking up debris, especially tonight during Halloween trick-or-treating, as some branches and trees could be energized due to downed wires.
In addition to the road closures, several intersections have lost power and traffic lights are blinking or four-way stop signs have been set up. Some of these intersections include Ward Street and Waverley Avenue, Derby Street and Cherry Street, Brookline Street and Dedham Street and Winchester Street and Dedham Street.
As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 3,268 NSTAR customers in Newton were still without power, according to NSTAR's outage map. This amounts to 8.6 percent of the total NSTAR customers in Newton.
NSTAR's website estimates that power will be restored to Newton by late Thursday night.
A full list of the closed/partially closed streets is below (as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday). Or, check out the map above this story.
|Hickory Cliff St|
|Old Farm Rd|
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