About 1,500 Framingham residents are still without power, and town officials are working to restore 20 roads still closed by downed wires and fallen trees caused by Hurricane Sandy, said Bob Halpin, Framingham town manager.
Although the height of the storm at one point caused nearly 4,500 of Framingham residents to experience power loss, Halpin said the number of residents without electricity continues to dwindle.
"We're down to 5 percent of people without power from 14 percent late in the day yesterday, so that’s encouraging," Halpin said.
He also said that public works crews are working tirelessly to clear the roads in Framingham, noting that Framingham officials had "a fabulous response" to damage caused by the hurricane.
"We had 20 roads closed that were blocked by trees or falling wires, but based on radio traffic I've been hearing, we’ve improved dramatically," Halpin said.
The town will provide estimates on how much the storm cleanup costed to FEMA next week, he said.
Today, the town's offices are open, and public meetings slated for tonight were not cancelled, Halpin said.
"We are business as usual in terms of town government," he said.
Halpin also said he is also "fairly confident" that schools will open again tomorrow, but he is still waiting on the official word from the superintendent.
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