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Posted on: September 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update on Storm Damage


Acton was impacted by a storm on Friday September 8, 2023.

Storms that tore through Acton on Friday caused a significant amount of damage. Thousands remain without power. As of Friday night, here is a summary of the situation:

  • As of 9:05 p.m., more than 5,100 customers in town (or 49 percent) remain without power, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
  • More than 50 locations in Acton had power lines affected by falling trees and limbs.
  • 12 houses were impacted by falling trees and limbs.
  • A number of major and minor roads remain closed.
  • There are no known injuries.

Eversource is working closely with town officials to determine priority locations for restoration of power. Crews will continue to work overnight to restore service. About 1,000 customers who lost power earlier are already back online. For up-to-date information on power restoration efforts, text STAT to 23129.

First responders are closely monitoring conditions. Department of Public Works crews will begin cleanup of roadways Saturday morning. Services at the transfer station will be limited due to limited staffing and the potential of power not being restored.

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