Saturday, February 9, 2013
Your place for emergency contact information, safety tips and more in Norwood.
Saturday, February 9
Be sure to check the Patch Live Blog during the blizzard this weekend! In what could be the biggest snow storm New England has seen in more than two years, Norwood could be among the communities in Massachusetts to see nearly two feet of the white stuff this weekend. With the lastest forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Norwood, calling it a "potential historic winter storm". Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. Cancellations & Updates in Norwood FEB.8 11 a.m. A message from the Boston Archiocese: The Catholic faithful are reminded to exercise prudence this weekend as they seek …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stay ahead of the storm and get all your emergency contact information, weather safety tips and updates to cancellations and closings in Norwood this weekend through the snow storm.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
National Grid was fined nearly $19 million, the highest fine levied against utilities in Massachusetts.
The state on Tuesday ordered a total of $24.8 million in penalties to utility companies for their response to storms in 2011. Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan joined Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Chairman Ann Berwick and DPU commissioners today to announce the findings of the DPU’s investigation into responses to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm. Provided the penalties hold up, customers should see a reduction in their bill, though it is unclear how much, officials said. National Grid faces the steepest penalty, at $18.725 million. NSTAR has been ordered to pay $4.075 million, while the Western Massachusetts Electric Company faces a $2 million penalty. National Grid told the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here's a list of non-emergency numbers that could be useful if the storm causes problems.
Last year at this time Norwood faced an October snow storm that, while unusual, caused little damage other than brief power outages around town. Now, as Hurricane Sandy moves toward the southern shore of New England, local residents should rememer that call volume to emergency workers skyrockets during major storms. However, many of the calls are non-emergency calls that could be better handled by another agency. The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call related to specific problems you may have in Norwood: In emergency situations, however, residents should not hesitate to call 9-1-1. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has sent out a list of actions that people can take to minimize the potential damage …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Should the legislature pass a bill forcing power companies to distribute rebates to those without power for an extended period of time?
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. A local legislator has called for utility companies to take responsibility for extended outages. State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) has asked the House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power. The …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Your daily regional roundup.
Locals Give National Grid Mixed Reviews Police Station, Library, Give Residents Place to Plug In Championship Pro-Am Wraps Up Pre-Tournament Festivities
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Snow storm causes major problems for electricity, phone and cable.
As of 2:00 p.m. on Wedesday, the Norwood Police Department had responded to 40 calls of fallen wires in the town, including electricity, phone and cable. The first call occurred at 5:12 a.m., after the snow - predicted to bring about 9-13 inches of snow to Norwood throughout the day - began between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. Police spokesman Kevin Grasso issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying that the wires have been the major issue of the storm so far today, and that NPD as well as the fire department and Norwood Light are all responding. "At this moment we have not responded to any motor vehicle crashes today," Grasso wrote. "Officers report very little traffic on the roads allowing Public Works and contractors to do their jobs more …
A special weather statement was issued due to heavy snowfall as well as high winds.
The National Weather Service office in Taunton has issued a special weather statement in addition to the hazardous weather outlook and winter storm warnings for today. The statement reads that moderate to heavy snow bands are impacting the interstate 95 corridor in south-eastern Massachusetts. Snowfall of 1-3 inches per hour, plus winds gusting at up to 45 mph may cause limited visibility, hazardous travel and power outages. "Travel will be very difficult and highly discouraged today," the report also reads. Lue MacLean from Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, which has offices here in Norwood, issued Patch a statement about winter driving, saying that caution and the proper techniques can minimize accidents. “Winter driving can obviously be …