As locals begin to feel the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Setti Warren has officially declared a state of emergency in the city of Newton.
According to a press release issued this morning by the Newton Police Department, the State of Emergency was put into effect as of 8 a.m. Monday.
Trash and recycling pickup has been delayed by one day.
Throughout the morning, scanner reports indicate that there are a number of trees, wires and poles down throughout Newton. However, there has not been any reports of major damage or flooding.
An NSTAR power outage map indicates that as of 11:20 a.m., only five customers in Newton are without power.
Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts and urged people to stay home from work and school today.