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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.

Carolyn Costain October 28, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Between the storms " wind driven and full moon tides" Is Salem offering any safety measures, shelters, etc. for the Salem waterfront residents and residents in the flood zones " Bridge st , Canal st, New Derby st Etc, We see these streets flooding out when there is only a regular rain with a full moon. What are we looking at with this hurricane and astronomical high tides? The residents will be watching just how much City Hall really cares about its residents "If they do nothing!"
KlassySalem October 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Any word on tomorrow's trash and recycling pickup? Put it out and let it blow away, or no?
Carolyn Costain October 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Ha ha ha That's one way to get rid of trash!
Erin Cyr October 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Oh gosh! I hope nobody put their trash out on my street until the storm is over, that would cause a huge flooding problem here!
Cwheels October 29, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Not sure about Salem but after requests from several different towns my company has called off all residential trash pick up.

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