Rain, wind knocks out power for hundreds in region

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Rain, wind knocks out power for hundreds in region
Part of Route 9 in Shrewsbury had be closed early Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, due to flooding. Photo Courtesy of the Shrewsbury Police Department

REGION – Hundreds of residents spent at least part of Monday, Dec. 18, in the dark, as a powerful storm snapped tree limbs and knocked down power lines throughout the region.

The latest from National Grid, as of 2 p.m.:

Marlborough – More than 2,000 customers are without power in the vicinity and Ghiloni Park; about 25 customers without power in the vicinity of Berlin Road; 86 customers without power along West Hill Road; 28 customers at Goodwin Street; about 40 customers are without power in the vicinity of Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School; and 164 customers are without power along Hudson Street.

Marlborough Public Library is open, thanks to a backup generator.

The Boys & Girls Club is closed for the day.

Westborough – 58 customers without power on Indian Pond and Fairview roads; several customers without power at Folly Lane; about 450 customers without power at Flanders Road/Southville Road in Southborough; and nearly 300 customers with no power along West Main Street, near Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Southborough – 189 customers without power at Parkerville Road; 91 customers out at Woodbury Road and Heather Lane; 120 customers without power in the Oregon Road area; 12 customers without power in the Red Gate Lane area.

Northborough – 59 customers along Ridge Road with no power, along with 222 in the Crestwood Drive vicinity.

Grafton – about 35 National Grid customers near the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine off Route 30 have no power.

SELCO has restored power in the Moulton Avenue area of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Police had to shut down Route 9 between South Street and Grafton for about two hours due to flooding. The road has been reopened.

Hudson Light and Power report numerous tree limbs and power lines down. This includes the area of Lower Main Street and Old Country Road, where trees need to be removed from the wires.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory and Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Monday.

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