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Large Sections of Marlborough Lose Power, Trees Down in Roadways

As the weight of the accumulated show increases across portions of Marlborough, residents are increasingly being left in the dark.

Though October began seasonally mild, it is wrapping up with an unexpected early taste of winter. And while many families expected to get a jump on their trick-or-treating this weekend, they are now left indoors hoping they don't lose electricity. 

National Grid's outage map, however, is reporting multiple areas without power in the city of Marlborough. 

As of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 3,400 customers were reporting power outages in different parts of the city. 

Earlier this evening City Councilor Matt Elder told Marlborough Patch via Twitter that the Glenbrook neighborhood had lost power after residents heard a loud explosion, probably due to some electrical incident. 

Another Twitter follow told Patch that the area surrounding had also lost power. This particular outage has affected more than 2,000 residents, according to National Grid, and they estimate that the power will be restored around 9 p.m. Saturday evening. 

Residents of East Marlborough have not escaped the wrath of the Halloween nor'easter either. 

Facebook readers from the vicinity of and Boston Post Road East, and from around much of the city, are reporting outages and flickering power. 

There are reportedly trees down blocking roadways in the area of Stevens and Hosmer streets. 

Though outages are spreading, National Grid appears to have things under control, with most outages estimated to have been dealt with by mid-evening. 

"Our crews begin restoring service as quickly as possible once safe conditions are established," said a statement on the company's website. "Under our priority system, repair crews typically first address problems with transmission lines and substations that serve large numbers of customers, and restore critical customers such as hospitals and public safety facilities. While those problems are being resolved, crews also begin to work on substations and primary lines that serve many customers. Crews then target secondary lines that serve local neighborhoods. Lines and transformers within neighborhoods and the wires that connect them to homes and businesses come next—starting with areas that involve the most customers."

For updates on this storm, continue to check back with Marlborough Patch.

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Louis King October 31, 2011 at 05:12 PM
hough outages are spreading, National Grid appears to have things under control, with most outages estimated to have been dealt with by mid-evening. __________________________________________ This is still not accurate.

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