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October 29, 2012

Storm-related announcements

Local cities and towns have made a variety of announcements regarding the storm:

Leaf clearing: Newburyport is asking residents to help keep catch basins clear of leaves by removing the leaves from the basin area (don’t push them down through the grates). Leaves can clog the tops of basins and cause flooding.

Halloween: All local communities are still planning to hold Halloween hours on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It might be postponed a day if there are severe storm-related problems. If it is postponed, announcements will be broadcast through the media and websites.

Jetty meeting: A meeting to discuss work on the Plum Island jetty has been postponed to Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Plum Iland Taxpayers & Associates Hall.

Beach access: Local beaches have been declared off limits during the storm, due to the expected storm surge.

Hazardous roads: Due to the storm surge and an unusually high tide, there is a strong likelihood of flooding on lowlying roads. Roads that may see flooding include Plum Island Turnpike and Newman Road in Newbury, and lowlying residential streets on Salisbury Beach. Storm surges have also been known to send waves across Salisbury Beach Center.

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