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Holyoke Mayor Updates Residents on Latest Impacts of Sandy

Holyoke, Mass. (WGGB) — The Mayor of Holyoke says all department heads are on call overnight and the Emergency Operations Center will be open throughout the night.

Mayor Alex Morse held a meeting with the city’s Emergency Operations Team Monday evening.

Morse says only 143 customers, 118 of those being residential, lost power but they have since been restored.

Holyoke Gas & Electric crews will stay on overnight taking calls and responding to reports of outages.

Morse also says, “Water levels are good and the river flow is not significant.”

“We will decide on school closure at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Plan as if school will be open unless notified otherwise. Weather is forecast to improve overnight but we do want to reassess environmental conditions in the morning for pedestrians and students to be certain,” he went on to say.

Holyoke City Hall will be open to the public tomorrow.

Morse adds, “‘I’m proud to be part of such a great team. More updates to come in the morning, but it looks like we will survive the storm with minimal damage.”

You can call the EOC with questions or concerns at 413-534-2313 or 413-534-2162.


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