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Hurricane Sandy: Winchester Info Center

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk upload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this story on Winchester Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.

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As you send us messages through social media and email (winchester@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above.

If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

You can share info about where to find water and batteries, and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting here.

Winchester Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors, so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together.

Stay safe, Winchester!


The current storm:

State of Emergency:

  • Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts and called up the National Guard.

Service interruptions:

Emergency Parking Restrictions:

  • There are no parking restrictions in effect. 

Cancellations and Closings:

  • 10:05 a.m.: All MBTA service will be suspended effective 2 p.m. today.  Customers are encouraged to make final MBTA trips as early as possible.
  • Winchester Public Schools are closed Monday. 
  • The Town Hall, Recreation Department and Library will be closed Monday.
  • MBTA service will run normally on Sunday and will reportedly continue to run during the storm. For MBTA service updates or alerts, visit The MBTA's website or follow them on Twitter. Customers interested in receiving text or e-mail updates may sign up for T-Alerts
  • For updates from National Grid, you can text STORM to NGRID (64743) and get text alerts on service interruptions. 
  • E-mail your cancellations and reports from around town to winchester@patch.com or post them in the comments below.

Trash and Recycling Pickup:

  •  Monday's Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste pickup will continue as scheduled.

In case of emergency:

Important Numbers:

List of cab companies:

  • Winchester Taxi: (781) 721-0088
  • Taxi Time: (781) 662-0300 ‎
  • Malden Taxi: (781) 322-5050 and (781) 324-5050
  • Malden Cab Company: (781) 322-5050 
  • Oak Grove Cab: (781) 665-5050 ‎
  • Stoneham Taxi: (781) 279-2828
  • Tan Taxi: (781) 395-6666

List of tow companies:

  • Kearney's Towing (Stoneham): (781) 438-8484
  • Stoneham Towing Inc.: (781) 438-3500
  • Phil Howe's Towing (Wakefield): (781) 245-2468
  • Advanced Auto Transport (Wakefield): (781) 246-5831
Lindsey Davidson (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:13 PM
All MBTA service will be suspended effective 2 p.m. today. Customers are encouraged to make final MBTA trips as early as possible.
DonnaD October 29, 2012 at 03:40 PM
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2012/10/wellesley_police_ask_residents.html My neighborhood is full of lawn signs--please take them down!
Lindsey Davidson (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM
We just got an email about a downed tree. There is a large tree hanging against the wires across Sargent Road near Highland Avenue.


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