AUBURN, Mass. - Rochdale Street in Auburn is now open to traffic. Earlier this morning, it was closed from West Street to Ashworth Drive after a tree and power lines came down due to the high winds of Hurricane Sandy, according to the Auburn Fire Department.
In addition, there were power outages on Rochdale Street, Wallace Avenue, Burnett Street, Bylund Avenue, Silver Street and John William Drive.
National Grid was working on getting power restored, which should come back in two hours, according to the fire department.
These power outages come before the strongest part of Hurricane Sandy arrives in Central Massachusetts. The peak of the storm is expected to come mid-day Monday.
The National Weather Service said Central Massachusetts can expect 2 to 5 inches of rain but that there will be sustaining winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph for a period of 12 to 18 hours.
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