Hurricane Sandy: Peabody Info Center
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk upload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this story on Peabody Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.
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2:48 p.m. -- Tree starting to fall at Lynn Street end of Bartholomew Street. Police shutting down road now.
2:38 p.m. -- Tracey Street also blocked due to tree.
2:38 p.m. -- Tree down on Fulton Street, blocking road. Any number above 9 needs to be accessed from Tremont Street. Police say no injuries.
1:46 p.m. -- Corner of Howley and Walnut streets at Harmony Grove Road into Salem was closed temporarily as a large tree came down, blocking the roadway. Road is now open again.
1:06 p.m. -- Report of a tree into a house at 53R Lynn St. Tree took power lines down with it.
1:02 p.m. -- Report of a tree into a house at 22 Griffin Rd. Tree took the power lines with it.
12:39 p.m. -- Mayor Bettencourt declares state of emergency for city.
12:13 p.m. -- Large tree down on Route 1 southbound at Lake Street, blocking one lane of traffic.
12 p.m. -- Northshore Mall and Liberty Tree Mall will be closing today after all at 1 p.m.
11:45 a.m. -- The Northshore Mall itself is still open today, but individual stores may not be. Check first if you're heading to the mall.
11 a.m. -- McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink will close at noon due to hurricane.
9:22 a.m. -- City Hall and other public offices closed today. Residents or businesses with flooding or tree damage can call 978-536-0600 ext. 0.
8:26 a.m. -- Trash pickup canceled, delayed one day. Friday collection will be on Saturday.
6 p.m. -- North Shore Community Action Programs reports its offices will be closed Monday.
3 p.m. -- Due to the impending storm and the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Patrick, all childcare programs at the Torigian Family YMCA are closed for Monday. The facility will be open, but all classes will be cancelled after noon on Monday. Check back with the Y for updates on facility openings and class schedules.
1:45 p.m. -- Peabody Public Schools closed for Monday. Bishop Fenwick and St. John the Baptist announced later in the day that school was canceled for Monday as well.
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While Irene lost most its bluster last year before reaching Peabody, Sandy may be a different story. Basic items such as water and batteries may be scarce at times, as everyone stocks up to prepare for the worst. You can share info about where to find these items and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting here.
Peabody Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Peabody!