UPDATED 7:37 p.m. BREAKING – “Crews will not be able to finish the work required in the Carter Drive area tonight. Due to the work rules they will be leaving at 7:30 p.m. and returning in the morning to finish,” said Rep. Jack Lewis.
Updated 6:22 p.m. – Sen. Spilka announced on Twitter she got 6 crews from Eversource for Carter/Edmands neighborhood.
UPDATED 3:34 p.m. As of 3 p.m. Eversource has about 450 customers still without power in the City, reported Sen. Karen Spilka to Source.
One of the neighborhoods still without power is Carter Drive.
The 450 customers represent about 1% of the City.
FRAMINGHAM – Senator Karen Spilka said Eversource now has 59 crews in Framingham to restore power to the 1,445 customers still without power.
At 11 a.m. Eversource had about 5% of the City without power down from a high of 35%.
“I am hoping for 99.9% restoration of Framingham by 6 p.m. today,” said Spilka to Source just after 11 a.m.
State Rep. Jack Lewis also texted Source minutes ago to relay the same information.
“By 6 p.m. Framingham and the rest of my MetroWest community should be at 99.9 % or 100% with power,” said Spilka.
Some Framingham residents have been without power since Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
The City of Framingham opened an emergency shelter at Framingham High School last night, but closed it by 7 a.m. today.
The shelter was staffed by members of the Framingham Medical Reserve Corps and Framingham Police.
Mayor Yvonne Spicer, Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay, School Committee Chair Adam Freudberg, and at-large Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll all toured the shelter last night after 6, as did Source.
Kitty Mahoney, who was overseeing the shelter, said “We had a family who had power restored and happily went home. Another couple who came, warmed up, and also were happy to return home. It’s been quiet since 11:30 p.m.”