Where's the Power Out in Winchester?

Hurricane Sandy knocked down a few trees while visiting in Winchester.

Winchester fared well in Tuesday's storm that reportedly killed 16 people in the U.S. and 69 in the Carribbean.

The 16 deaths were reported in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, according to Fox News.

Fox also said more than 7.5 million people lost power up the East coast.

As of 9 a.m., 10 percent of Winchester was without power, according to NSTAR's outage map. That's 830 out of the 8,452 NSTAR customers.

If you see downed electrical wires, call 911 and NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000. You can also report outages directly to NSTAR at this same number.

NSTAR crews began working Tuesday morning in preparation for the predicted damage. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as faraway as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts.

Winchester schools, however, canceled classes today because of the damage still present in town. School was originally delayed for two hours, but Superintendent William McAlduff made the call to cancel school and notified parents at 6:30 this morning.

With some downed trees still blocking roadways and businesses and homes without power, Patch wants to know where the damage and power outages are in town. Help out your neighbors and post a comment below.

You can also upload a photo to our gallery of Hurricane Sandy.


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