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Hurricane Sandy's Local Wrath Expected Monday Morning

There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.

The latest forecasts show Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute tomorrow, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night.

The National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands.

Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the duration of the wind, expected to last over several hours and possibly bring down trees and power lines.

Rainfall looks manageable, Reiner said, with most towns looking to pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain through tomorrow night.

For more updates on the local impacts of Hurricane Sandy, return to Patch. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency also has an app for your smartphone.

Danielle Horn October 28, 2012 at 07:43 PM
You're referring to Northborough, right, Judy?
lzdreyer October 28, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Just got the call that school has been cancelled tomorrow for Northboro/Southboro.
Michael Gelbwasser (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Per Grafton schools website: Grafton off Monday: http://www.grafton.k12.ma.us/
Michael Gelbwasser (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Per Grafton Police: no decision yet on trick-or-treating.
Gary Kelley October 28, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Westborough's School website is reporting closed for Oct 29 due to inclement weather. http://westborough.ma.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectionid=1
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham will be closed on Monday.
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Still no OFFICIAL word from Framingham Public Schools, who traditionally do not close; but there is a new superintendent. Many of you know with 50% of the town without power and a couple of schools on generators, Framingham opened schools after Irene, as if it was business as usual. When we get any official word, we will post here.
TBH October 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
All mass schools closed per Deval. Why wouldn't this automatically be the case since he declared a state of emergency in the am?
Danielle Horn October 28, 2012 at 09:33 PM
TBH, from what I understand (Framingham used as an example here), schools do not have to accept the governor's recommendation. During Hurricane Irene, the governor did something similar, and Framingham stayed open. We'll update as soon as we know of new closings that are relevant to our readership.
Michael Gelbwasser (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 09:50 PM
The Westborough YWCA Child Care Facility is closed Monday due to the storm. MG
Charlene Arsenault October 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Yes, Danielle - that is the case. TBH - the governor "asked" that businesses and schools close, or rather strongly urged them to. We reported it after the superintendent officially announced it. Thanks for the feedback.
TBH October 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Thanks for the clarification. It still seems crazy to me that we could have a state of emergency and kids would still be boarding the busses...
Charlene Arsenault October 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM
It would be very unusual for the authorities not to heed the warning, that's for sure....
Laura Kean Anes October 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Framingham Public is CLOSED!
Kate Minichiello October 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Per WBZ (http://boston.cbslocal.com/closings/) and WHDH(http://www1.whdh.com/stormforce//#cat6_F): Framingham Public School Closed Monday
Michael Gelbwasser (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 01:08 AM
The Boroughs JCC and the JCC Preschool are closed on Monday. MG
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:16 AM
MetroWest YMCA Is closed on Monday.
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:17 AM
All jury duty in Massachusetts, including Framingham has been cancelled for Monday.
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:17 AM
The MBTA plans to operate regularly scheduled subway, bus, commuter rail and RIDE service Monday morning and for as long as it is safe to do so during the storm. Customers are encouraged to stay home if possible and to check MBTA.com for updates before riding the system.
Michael Gelbwasser (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:18 AM
The Westborough town offices and the Westborough Public Library are closed Monday. MG
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Thanks to all school administrators and principals who texted me tonight. All schools, colleges and universities in Framingham are closed on Monday.
Medfield Parks & Recreation October 29, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Medfield Parks and Recreation: All classes are cancelled, the department is closed, and the Pfaff Center is closed. Check www.medfieldrec.com for more updates during the week.
Cynthia Cox October 29, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Anybody know about the Holliston Town Meeting ? The town hall is closed and so are schools and I assume people won't go out in that wind and rain at night, worst time for the storm.
Tina Rua October 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Is there trash pick-up today?
MilfordMomof3 October 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM
I hope they delay trash pick up. I was wondering the same thing. I can't imagine how much litter will be everywhere though if people put out their cans and recycling.
Jim October 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Just called Framingham Public Works - normal trash & recycling pickup today.
Sean O'Donnell October 29, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Not officially confirmed Cynthia, But I spoke to an officer with the police department who said he believes it is. I'll post about it when I get confirmation.
Sean O'Donnell October 29, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Officially TM has not been canceled "yet". I'll update the bulletin at the top of the Holl-Hop page and the Holl-Hop Q&A page with new info Cynthia. http://holliston-hopkinton.patch.com/articles/hurricane-sandy-holliston-and-hopkinton-info-center
Barbara Sherman October 29, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Just received a call from the Town of Framingham saying trash pick up will be delayed for one day.
Susan Petroni (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Thanks Barbara -- we have been updating all Framingham residents of things happening in their community at this link: http://framingham.patch.com/articles/5-things-you-need-to-know-today-oct-29-storm-edition and on our Facebook page ... www.facebook.com/FraminghamPatch

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