Release from Julian Suso's office at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept 2:
"We now understand that fewer than 500 homes in Framingham remain without electrical power. We continue to work with NStar in urging their completion of this process and the full restoration of all Town customers. Many of these remaining homes are at scattered locations throughout Town. The Town of Framingham has no way to be aware of the address/location of these remaining homes. To ensure that NSTAR officials are fully alerted to all remaining homes without power, we urge those individuals to attempt to call NSTAR at the following number: 1-800-592-2000 and (if necessary) report their situation once again.
All previously blocked town roadways have now been returned to vehicle access.
Two town signalized intersections remain without power – Temple at Salem End Road and Concord Street at Old Connecticut Path. We ask motorists to exercise caution in these two intersection areas, which we will have restored to full operation in the near future. Work continues by Framingham Public Safety and Public Service personnel to facilitate the clearing of debris from roadways and any related matters.
Residents should be aware that the (leaf dump) will be opening for additional days as a result of the storm. The facility will be open to Framingham residents from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The facility will also be open on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5 from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. Vehicle permits will not be required during this short timeframe. Proof of Framingham residency will be checked and required.
We are pleased to confirm that as a service to residents, a special curbside collection of yard waste will take place. We ask that all brush, branches and limbs damaged and dropped as a result of Tropical Storm Irene be neatly piled curbside no later than Tuesday, Sept. 6.
The will make one, single pass through the Town picking up those curbside materials. They will not be able to return to a residence should items not be left out on time. While it is not necessary to tie up this brush and branches, they should be neatly piled at the curb. Be aware that the Town’s normal autumn collection of leaves will be planned and scheduled for later this fall. This curbside collection is for natural vegetation only, and not to include food, trash or construction materials. Loose and bagged leaves will also not be included in this pickup but can be disposed of at the Dudley Road Drop-Off Area during operating hours.
Our continuing thanks to all residents for their extraordinary cooperation and patience as we have dealt with the aftermath of this major storm event. Please continue to exercise caution both in walking and driving throughout Town while this cleanup and restoration moves to completion.
For all emergencies, residents should continue to contact the police or fire departments through the normal 911 emergency calling system