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Newton Public Schools Closed Again Tuesday Due to Hurricane

As of 9 p.m., Hurricane Sandy has left more than 5,000 Newton NSTAR customers without power.

Updated 9:21 p.m.

With numerous reports of wires down and trees across roads, the Newton Public Schools and Education Center will be closed again tomorrow, Oct. 30.

The Newton Police Department reported the closure on Twitter Monday evening and it was also mentioned over scanner communications as well as the Newton Public Schools weather information line (617-559-9699).

According to the city's website, Newton City Hall will reopen tomorrow.

@NewtonRecycles reports via Twitter that trash/recycling pickup will resume in Newton tomorrow and will be on a one-day delay for the rest of the week.

The Newton Public Schools and municipal buildings were also closed today, Oct. 29, as Hurricane Sandy ripped through the city. As of 9 p.m., more than 5,000 Newton NSTAR customers were without power, or roughly 13 percent of the total customers in Newton.

As for the MBTA, all bus, subways and commuter rail trains will resume at the normal start of service Tuesday, for the exception of the Providence/Stoughton Commuter Rail line. More information is available on the MBTA website. The transit system shut down Monday afternoon.

Although today's storm packed quite a punch, more intensity can be expected in the overnight hours, forecasters say. 

According to Accuweather forecasters, Sandy is a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." 

"Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather.

That means the driving rain and whipping winds will be felt hundreds of miles inland, not just right on the coast.

Other helpful hurricane info:

  • Hurricane Sandy: Important Phone Numbers in Newton
  • PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy in Newton
  • How Long Will Food Last in the Fridge if You Lose Power?
  • Newton Mayor Declares State of Emergency
  • Tips to Extend Cell Phone Battery Life in Case of Power Loss

Looking for more local updates on Hurricane Sandy? Check out our Newton Hurricane Info Center. You can also follow us on Facebookand Twitter or sign up for our email newsletters.

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