NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Though Northborough spent much of Monday without experiencing power outages, they have since hit the town hard.
As of 4:45 p.m., National Grid reports 4,191 Northborough customers are without power, representing approximately 75 percent of the town's customers.
This is a slight decline from earlier today, when almost 90 percent of the town's customer base was powerless. Yet the numbers are still high enough that many residents have taken to Northborough's Starbucks and Wegmans for their electricity and Internet needs. Both establishments kept power throughout the storm.
Meanwhile, others in town are working to clear the debris left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, and to attend to the damage.
On Main Street, for example, facility workers at St. Bernadette's Catholic School cleared away wooden signs that had once lined the road, but now lay broken in half.
According to facilities worker Terry LeBlanc, the damage was caused not by a falling tree branch, but by the wind itself.
"It literally just snapped it," LeBlanc said.