Public Schools Closed Monday; City Releases Hurricane Statement
Schools are closed Monday; high winds and coastal flooding are anticipated.
The attached is courtesy of the City of Salem.
Latest reports anticipate the city will experience high winds and potential coastal flooding commencing Monday morning. In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, the City is advising residents of the following information.
Salem Public Schools have been cancelled for Monday, October 29th
Public Works staff have been and will continue cleaning out catch basins in low areas, cleaning utility lines, checking on pump stations, trimming trees, removing debris and undertaking other preventative maintenance and storm preparations. The DPW garage on Jefferson Ave is staffed today from 2pm to 5pm to assist residents. Limited sand and bags are available on site. DPW inquiries can also be made via phone at 978-744-3302.
We are requesting that residents work with their neighbors to continue clearing storm drains in front of their property and along their roadway.
We are aware that some streets in the City did not have their leaf/yard waste picked up at the curb last week. We have been in touch with the contractor about this situation and they are working to pick up any missed areas.
Lastly, with respect to Halloween activities, public safety and emergency management personnel will continue to monitor weather reports. We are hopeful that the storm will move through the area on Monday and Tuesday and that there will be minimal disruption to planned Halloween activities. Any changes to activities (both downtown events and trick or treating) will be posted on the city’s website at www.salem.com.