Hundreds without power as wet, windy weather hits region

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Hundreds without power as wet, windy weather hits region
Downed trees and wires shut down part of Flanders Road early on Monday, Dec. 18.
Photo Courtesy of the Westborough Fire Department

REGION – As of noon on Monday, Dec. 18, hundreds of residents and businesses in the region are without power, the results of fallen tree limbs and power lines from high winds and heavy rains.

Westborough Police are advising travelers to stay off the roads, following numerous tree limbs and wires downed as a result of the weather.

The latest from National Grid, as of noon:

Marlborough – More than 5,000 customers are without power in the vicinities of Marlborough High School and Ghiloni Park; about 50 customers without power in the vicinity of Berline Road; 86 customers without power along West Hill Road; 28 customers at Goodwin Street; and about 120 customers are without power in the vicinity of Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School.

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

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.

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.

In Northborough, about 250 customers are without power in the vicinity of Route 20.

In Grafton, about 50 National Grid customers near Glen Street and Chiswell Road are without power.

SELCO reports downed branches off Maple Avenue near Richards, and Harrington Avenue near Moulton, in Shrewsbury.

Hudson Light and Power report numerous tree limbs and power lines down.

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

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