Sandy in Massachusetts: At a Glance
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — A look at storm effects in Massachusetts a day after Sandy:
– About 230,000 without power as of mid-afternoon Tuesday, down from about 400,000 at height of storm Monday.
– Gov. Deval Patrick said damage assessment teams have found no serious infrastructure damage, though individual homes and businesses have had some damage, and trees have been downed.
– Many schools in the eastern part of the state remained closed Monday, but Boston schools were open.
– Most schools in western Mass. were open Tuesday. Only a handful closed or had delayed openings
– Governor said 161 people stayed in shelters statewide on Monday night, most expected to leave Tuesday.
– Massachusetts National Guard sent two helicopters to New Jersey and a few soldiers to Connecticut for storm assistance.
– Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority restored most service Tuesday, is prepared to offer restoration assistance to New York City.
– Ferry service resumed to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
– No reports of runway damage at Boston’s Logan International Airport, but commercial flight disruptions were expected to continue as a result of problems caused by the storm elsewhere along the East Coast.
– Traditional Halloween celebration in Salem, Mass., expected to go on as scheduled Wednesday.