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Storm Center: Attleboro and Seekonk

This is the most up-to-date information on what is closed and canceled due to Hurricane Sandy as well as other information.

This page is dedicated to cancellations and closures as well as other information involving Hurricane Sandy affecting Attleboro and Seekonk. Bookmark this page because it will be updated as new information becomes available. If you have information to share, send an email to jonathan.friedman@patch.

9 a.m. Update Power has been restored for many Attleboro customers. The number without power is 856, according to National Grid. The number of customers without power in Seekonk has gone up since earlier this morning to 3,189.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 a.m. Update The number of customers without power is 1,565 in Attleboro and 3,170 in Seekonk. Public schools and Bishop Feehan High School are open today in Attleboro. City Hall and other government buildings are open as well. Public schools are closed in Seekonk. Town Hall is also closed.

10:20 p.m. Update National Grid is reporting 1,531 customers are without power in Attleboro. The number is 3,165 in Seekonk. Attleboro City Hall and the public schools will be open Tuesday. Seekonk Town Hall and the public schools will be closed Tuesday.

8:20 p.m. Update The number of customers without power in Attleboro has just taken a big jump. National Grid is now reporting 1,497 customers are without power. The number is 2,291 in Seekonk.

8 p.m. Update Sgt. Arthur Brillon of the Attleboro Police Department released the following statement:

On Monday evening, October 29, 2012 Mayor Kevin Dumas and School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin conferred on the status of the storm.  Based upon that conference, it was determined that Attleboro Public Schools would open on their usual schedule on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012.

Residents should be aware that the Emergency Operations Center will continue to receive calls for service at least through Tuesday.  Residents with concerns can call the E.O.C. at 508-223-2275.

As of Monday evening, approximately 764 services in Attleboro remain without power.  National Grid cannot perform repairs on those services due to the current wind conditions.

7:45 p.m. Update Attleboro schools will be open for classes Tuesday, according to a voice message sent to parents from Superintendent Pia Durkin. If the situation changes, parents will be called in the morning. Schools will not be in session in Seekonk on Tuesday.

National Grid is reporting that power is out for 745 customers in Attleboro and 2,289 customers in Seekonk. There is no power at the Attleboro Animal Shelter. If you have an animal control-related need, call the police.

6:45 p.m. Update Board of Selectmen Chair says Seekonk Town Hall will remain closed Tuesday. Power is out at Town Hall. He said there are also numerous power lines on roads.

5:45 p.m. Update Public schools in Seekonk will close again on Tuesday, School Committee President Mitch Vieira and Board of Selectmen Chair Francis Cavaco. No word yet on Attleboro schools.

5:10 p.m. Update There are several reports of fallen trees, including two on Pike Avenue. National Grid is reporting that power is out for 613 customers in Attleboro and 2,284 customers in Seekonk. If you see any downed trees/power lines or other dangerous situations, contact us at jonathan.friedman@patch.com. Be careful.

4:30 p.m. Update National Grid is reporting 1,560 customers are without power in Seekonk and 436 customers are without power in Attleboro.

Attleboro 

Monday Closures

  • All public schools
  • Bishop Feehan High School
  • St. John's school
  • Attleboro City Hall
  • Attleboro Public Library
  • The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

Cancellations

  • Trash/recycling scheduled to be picked up Monday will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday trash will be picked up Wednesday, etc.

Additional Information

  • An Emergency Operations Center was opened Monday morning at the Attleboro police station. The number for the EOC is 508-223-2275. For emergencies, you should continue to call 911.
  • An emergency shelter will open at 5 p.m. for those forced to evacuate from their homes. You can bring cats and dogs. 
  • Go here for information on pet care during the storm.
  • Go here for more information about storm preparation from Mayor Kevin Dumas.

Seekonk

Monday Closures

Cancellations

  • Trash/recycling scheduled to be picked up Monday will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday trash will be picked up Wednesday, etc.

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Fatima Bigda October 29, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Please announce: The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette will be closed on Monday, October 30, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. All Services and ministries have been cancelled! Reverend Brother Bob Russell, M.S., Shrine Director

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