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Digging Out

With the nor'easter, residents dig out from the storm.

A state of emergency was declared last night and many residents throughout the town are without power.

Last night the town opened the to be used as a warming center.

tweeted the news around midnight so residents can stay warm while crews restore power to the town.

"Approximately 15 percent to 18 percent of town is currently without power," said Jackie Pratt, marketing and customer care manager via Twitter. "Damage is widespread, but we can work much quicker in daylight."

Two crews from Connecticut are coming to help SELCO restore power and Pratt compared the damage from the storm to the 2008 ice storm that hit our area.

Crews are working at Hunting Avenue, Main Boulevard and Wachusett Avenue currently and power was restored to Walnut Street north of Route 9 (including the Harvard/Oak Ridge area, North Quinsigamond from Route 9 to #180, according to SELCO.

SELCO also tweeted not to tweet power outages, but to call 508-841-8500 or text them to 40404.

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dean clark October 31, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Got to hand it to the folks at SELCO.....especially the line crews! Great job all around given the severity of the storm. Thanks to all that worked (and still are working) so hard to get our town up and running again. Dean Clark Walnut St
Jesse G October 31, 2011 at 01:55 PM
SELCO rocks! Love that they kept tweeting updates throughout the day. When we lost power last night (on Maple Ave) I checked twitter and saw that it was just a quick outage to finish up some repairs. Way to go SELCO

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