UPDATE: Compost Site to Remain Open This Weekend Because of Winds

An outage this morning on Church Street has been dealt with, and workers continue to address issues throughout Braintree.

UPDATE: A note from the Office of Mayor Joseph Sullivan:

"Due to last night’s storms the Mayor has decided to keep the compost site on Plain Street open for the weekend instead of closing it tomorrow afternoon as originally planned."

From the town website:

Where is the Compost Site?
Take Kendall Ave. off Pearl St., you come to fork in the road, which becomes Plain St., the road ,to the Site is to the left as you enter the Cemetery. Go straight up the road and you will see an attendant who will assist you.

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UPDATE: BELD reported at about 2 p.m. that all storm-related power outages have been addressed.

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As the temperatures soared, so did the wind speeds.

A practically spring-like 56 degrees this morning in Braintree was overshadowed by gusts approaching 50 miles per hour and a high wind warning from the National Weather Service that cautioned residents to be aware of the damaging impacts through Thursday morning.

At least one significant outage struck Braintree early on Thursday, taking down power on Church Street from Washington to Elm. By just after 8 a.m. the power was restored there, aside from one home experiencing internal problems, but workers from the Braintree Electric Light Department remain at work throughout town.

"Our guys have had their hands full all night," BELD GM Bill Bottiggi said in an email. "This is probably the most wind we have had in years. There all still out working."

The NWS wind warning ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, though winds are still expected to remain steady in the low 20 miles per hour range with gusts over 30 miles per hour.

BELD also just posted on Twitter, at about 8:40 a.m., that there will be a 15 minute outage around the high school at 9 a.m. and another later in the day for equipment repairs.


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