Students are back in school and trick-or-treating is just hours away, but Wayland is far from back to normal.
Hurricane Sandy socked Wayland's trees and power lines Monday and now, almost 48 hours since the hurricane first began knocking on the door, many residents and businesses remain powerless and several roads are still impassable due to debris.
A morning update from Police Chief Bob Irving outlined the various roads that still need to be cleared, noting in particular that while Concord Road is free of debris and usable by emergency vehicles, police are keeping regular traffic out because of low-hanging wires.
"Nstar has been advised that line repair at [Concord Road] is the No. 1 priority for Wayland at this time," Irving said.
Speaking of wires, 15 percent of Wayland customers are still in the dark -- that's 831 Nstar customers as of 9:45 a.m., according to the utilities outage map. Weston stands at 1,990 customers (46 percent) without power and Sudbury comes in at 687 customers (10 percent).
As you venture out of your house to recharge cell phones, check email, etc., keep in mind that the following roads, according to Irving, remain impassable partially or completely. To see a map of these locations, check out the Hurricane Info Center. If you know of other locations, tell us in the comments.
Claypit Hill Road
Three Ponds Road
Lake Road Terrace
Woodridge Road at Rice Road (according to a reader comment)
Irving advised that traffic would likely be heavy on Wayland's maina roads today due to road closures in Wayland and surrounding towns.