With thousands of Marshfield residents without power, authorities are bracing for what could be days until power is fully restored.
The Emergency Operations Center on Ocean Street as well as the emergency shelter at the Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield are without power and working on a back-up generator. The shelter is open to both Marshfield and Duxbury residents. The shelter is providing cots, electrical outlets to charge cell phones, refrigeration to keep prescriptions cool, and snacks and coffee. In Duxbury, a limited shelter has also been set up at the Council on Aging at 10 Mayflower Street. Duxbury residents with questions should call the town emergency operations center at the Duxbury fire department- 781-934-5653.
Duxbury schools will not open on Wednesday, and are tentatively scheduled to open on Thursday or Friday.
All schools in Marshfield will be closed on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011. but there will be athletic activity held– students should contact their coaches about times. Marshfield School officials have set-up a dedicated school hot-line for any Marshfield resident who has questions about the status of school activities. That phone number is 781 837 7115.
The Marshfield Police Department has also set up a storm related hotline, 781-834-6655, extension 500.
N-Star has not given a total number of customers who are without power in Marshfield. All they are saying that there is approximately 200,000 customers without power statewide.
Visit the Marshfield police online.