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Many Local Homes Remain 'Dark' on a Sunny Day

Hundreds of homes remained without power on Monday afternoon as National Grid crews continued to work to restore power after Tropical Storm Irene hit on Sunday.

Under bright sunny skies on Monday afternoon, several hundred homes in Hamilton and Wenham were still “dark.”

National Grid crews were still working to restore electric service to about 600 homes in the two towns. About 100 homes had power restored since Monday morning.

As of 2 p.m., the largest outage remained along Highland Street from Asbury Street to Nancy’s Corner at Cutler Road in Hamilton.  Power in that area went out last night and no exact estimate was available about when it would be restored.

Local emergency responders were told that while there has been steady progress in restoring power, it might be a several days before everyone in the two towns gets their power back.

Other areas without power and the number of affected customers:

Maple and Burley streets and Mayflower Drive area in Wenham – 70

Old Cart Road, Hamilton – 25

Woodland Mead, Hamilton – 23

Highland and Goodhue streets, Hamilton – 18

Great Pond Road, Wenham – 15

Main Street near the center of town, Wenham - 14

Danes Way in Wenham and Partridgeberry Lane in Hamilton – 14

Hull Street near the Beverly line, Wenham – 10

Echo Cove Road, Hamilton – 5

Michelle Bailey August 29, 2011 at 08:25 PM
I've heard Great Pond has power. The Wenham Pumphouse & surrounding houses also have power again. Hurray!
Robert Gates August 29, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Yes, Great Pond Rd is one of the few places that has gotten power back since this story was posted. Thank you for the update.

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