Holden Blackout Expected To Last Until Tuesday Morning

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Tropical Storm winds continue to cause outages around Central Massachusetts, with all of Holden out until Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: noaa.gov

HOLDEN, Mass. — Holden, left without power after both lines that feed the town failed, will likely be without power until Tuesday morning at the earliest, town officials say.

Updated: As of 9:30 p.m., Holden's transmission lines have been restored and power is back on across town. 

As Hurricane Sandy's winds and rain picked up toward the evening, the town was experiencing mostly minor flooding and sporadic outages, with Holden employees working to respond. Then the entire town went black after both transmission lines from National Grid failed.

Selectman Anthony Renzoni said the first feed went down at 6 p.m., with the second following later and knocking out the rest of Holden.

Though the source of the outage is outside of town, Holden Municipal Light Department Manager Jim Robinson is working to locate the problem and coordinate a response.

In addition to the town website and emergency information line (508-210-5555),  Selectmen Renzoni and Bob Lavigne have been posting updates throughout the storm on their selectman Facebook pages.

The Daily Voice, available on computer, tablet and smart phone, will be updating with the latest local information throughout the storm. Have cancellations or storm damage photos? Email dcastro@dailyvoice.com

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