(UPDATED 4:21 p.m.) Hurricane Sandy: Bedford Info Center
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UPDATE 11/1 4:21 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 197 Bedford residents without power.
UPDATE 10/31 12:10 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 549 Bedford customers are without power.
UPDATE 10/31 10:56 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 790 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/31 9:35 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 765 Bedford residents without power.
UPDATE 10/31 9:31 a.m.- Bedford Public Schools are open today. Middlesex Community College has canceled all classes before 5 p.m., and will make a decision regarding Wednesday night classes at approximately 3 p.m.
UPDATE 10/31 12:25 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2609 residents are now without power.
UPDATE 10/31 12:20 a.m.- Power has still not been restored to Middlesex Community College after a transformer exploded on Fox Run Road at 5:03 p.m. School officials will make an announcement before 6 a.m. as to whether classes will be held on Wednesday. Check MCC's facebook page for updates.
UPDATE 10/31 12:15 a.m.- According to town officials, power in Bedford High School, John Glenn Middle School and Lane Elementary School was lost earlier this evening. It is unclear if power will return to these schools by tomorrow morning. School officials have advised residents to check the school website by tomorrow morning to check the status for school openings.
UPDATE 10/30 6:42 p.m.- Normal refuse collection will occur Wednesday, Oct. 30.
UPDATE 10/30 6:10 p.m.- A transformer near the Middlesex Community College Bedford Campus has been damaged, according to the MCC facebook page. NSTAR is working on the issue. MCC Emergency Management has closed the Bedford Campus ONLY.
UPDATE 10/30 6:05 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 1075 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/30 5:05 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 647 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/30 3:11 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 583 Bedford residents are still without power.
UPDATE 10/30 12:11 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 554 Bedford residents are still without power.
UPDATE 10/30 10:35 a.m.- A comfort center will be open from noon until 6 p.m. today in the Town Hall Multi-Purpose room, 10 Mudge Way for residents who need to charge cell phones and other devices. The Bedford Public Library is also open until 9 p.m. today and can also be used for charging devices.
UPDATE 10/30 10:35 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 639 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/30 10:00 a.m.- Parts of Springs Road, Pine Hill Road and Fox Run Road are closed due to large trees and downed wires, according to the Bedford Police Department.
UPDATE 10/30 9:12 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 643 Bedford households are still without power.
UPDATE 10/29 10:55 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2603 Bedford households are without power.
UPDATE 10/29 10:14 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2614 Bedford households are still without power.
UPDATE 10/29 9:30 p.m.- Middlesex Community College has canceled all day classes and activites for Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to power outages as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATE 10/29 9:00 p.m.- NSTAR is now reporting 2588 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/29 8:20 p.m.- Springs Road will remain closed for a while yet as one of the downed trees is a large pine, according to the Bedford Police Department.
UPDATE 10/29 8:05 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2533 Bedford customers without power.
UPDATE 10/29 7:08 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2525 Bedford customers without power.
UPDATE 10/29 6:53 p.m.- Several trees down on Springs Road in Bedford. Springs Road is now closed in several spots, according to the Bedford Police Department.
UPDATE 10/29 6:40 p.m.- Curbside leaf collection will resume on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Department of Public Works will be opening the landfill this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for leaves and limbs, according to the Bedford Police Department's website.
UPDATE 10/29 5:45 p.m.- Downed telephone poles, wires and trees on Great Road in Littleton just west of the Littleton Police Department, via the LPD facebook page.
UPDATE 10/29 5:40 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 2344 Bedford residents are now without power.
UPDATE 10/29 5:30 p.m.- Middlesex Community College has lost power on their Bedford campus.
UPDATE 10/29 5:00 p.m.- Hearing reports that Route 2 west is closed from Sudbury Road to Walden Pond due to a tree and wires down.
UPDATE 10/29 4:40 p.m.- There have been no major reports of flooding in Bedford as a result of the storm thus far, according to the Bedford Police Department.
UPDATE 10/29 4:30 p.m.- A resident of 462 Old Billerica Road emailed Bedford Patch to let us know power has gone out in that area. NSTAR is reporting 396 Bedford residents are currently without power.
UPDATE 10/29 4:20 p.m.- Sand and sandbags are available to town residents at the entrance to the landfill on Carlisle Road and at the entrance to Springs Brook Park on Springs Road, according to the Bedford Police Department.
UPDATE 10/29 4:04 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 402 Bedford residents are without power.
UPDATE 10/29 3:35 p.m.- NSTAR is now reporting 563 Bedford residents without power.
UPDATE 10/29 3:09 p.m.- NSTAR is now reporting 389 Bedford customers without power.
UPDATE 10/29 2:50 p.m.- Bedford town offices will be closed at 3 p.m. today according to the town's facebook page.
UPDATED 10/29 2:30 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 113 customers without power in Bedford.
UPDATED 10/29 12:25 p.m.- NSTAR is reporting 69 power outages in Bedford.
UPDATED 10/29 11:31 a.m.- The Bedford Police Department has requested residents not call police to report power outages. Instead, BPD has asked that power outages be reported to NSTAR at 800-592-2000.
UPDATED 10/29 11:10 a.m.- NSTAR is now reporting only 1 power outage in Bedford.
UPDATED 10/29 10:40 a.m.- NSTAR is reporting 10 power outages in Bedford so far this morning.
UPDATED 10/29 9:18 a.m.- Hearing reports of a tree branch down in front of 250 Old Billerica Road closing one lane to traffic. BPD and DPW removed the tree. Old Billerica Road is open to traffic.
Here are some phone numbers to keep handy as the worst of Hurricane Sandy approaches:
- Bedford Police Department: 911 for emergencies, 781-275-1212 for everything else.
- Bedford Fire Department: 911 for emergencies, 781-275-7262 for everything else.
- Bedford Department of Public Works: (781) 275-7605
- NSTAR: 800-592-2000
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