About 30 Wayland Residents Still Without Power

NSTAR reports 31 customers without power as of 8 a.m.

It's been five days since a freak October snowstorm struck New England downing tree limbs and power lines throughout the area.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, 31 NSTAR customers in Wayland, or .6 percent of those served, still lacked power after the storm. NSTAR had been estimating the town would be 100 percent restored by the evening of Nov. 2.

It's unclear at this time what area of town still lacks power, but Kevin Swope reported on the Wayland Patch page on Facebook that Orchard Lane in north Wayland wasn't restored until about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

According to an article on Sudbury Patch, a customer in Sudbury had to "put in extra effort to let NStar know their work isn't done."

Angela Landry Tonis told Sudbury Patch on its Facebook page that she contacted NSTAR around 3 a.m. to check the status of her power and was told it should have been on and perhaps her breaker needed to be flipped. When that didn't work, NSTAR sent a crew to check the power directly to her home.

"Called again at 7 a.m. for an update and were told it would be another 4-8 hours. If anyone is still without power, I encourage you to call NStar. If we didn't call, they wouldn't know we were still without power!" Tonis wrote.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) shelter at Wayland Middle School closed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday after serving multiple people throughout the day and about two dozen individuals combined overnight Sunday and Monday.

For those still lacking power, the Wayland Public Library is open with outlets and wireless Internet. Residents are also able to charge their cell phones at the Public Safety Building.

In a Boston Globe report, Attorney General Martha Coakley is calling for a probe into the response by utility companies to the early season snowstorm.

NSTAR has not yet returned a call for comment.

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