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Despite Much Damage, Injuries Avoided During Hurricane Sandy

The Wayland Fire Department has been busy, but hasn't responded to any storm-related injuries today.

Fire Capt. Andy Holland said the Wayland Fire Department has responded to numerous calls throughout Wayland today, but he isn't aware of any storm-related injuries in spite of plenty of falling trees and debris.

Holland said he personally had responded to three calls for trees on homes, leaving behind some significant damage, and, he said there could have been other calls to which he didn't respond. Still, he knew of no hospital transports for injuries.

But the damage isn't minimal.

In addition tot he trees into homes, the captain said a pine tree on Route 30 tumbled onto the car of a woman driving past. She was fortunately able to escape the car on her own.

He also said that a portion of the roof of Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation had sustained significant damage.

Holland estimated there have been more calls for debris and trees down in Cochituate than in north Wayland, but said that trees down in north Wayland tend to be larger and cause a greater disruption to streets.

He said residents should remain off the roads as much as possible tonight as emergency and power crews continue to respond throughout town..

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