Bedford, N.H. Police Provide Storm Update

Bedford Police Department
John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Bedford, N.H. Police Provide Storm Update

Trick-or-Treating Postponed to Nov. 5

BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski and the Bedford Police Department seek to provide members of the public with an update on the conditions in town and the repair/clean-up efforts underway.

Bedford was hit hard by the overnight storm on Sunday. As a result, the Town of Bedford has postponed the official trick-or-treating day and time to Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-6 p.m.

“It was deemed necessary to postpone trick-or-treating in order to ensure the safety of the children and families in our community as work crews perform their vital work,” Chief Bryfonski said.

Portions of the following roads remain closed Tuesday:

  • Oak Drive by #3
  • Old English Road by #11
  • Ministerial Road by #65
  • Ministerial Road by Chandler Road
  • McAllister Road by #28
  • Forest Drive by #80
  • Constance Street between #22-44
  • Buttonwood by Deacon
  • Barrington Drive
  • Meadowcrest Drive by #63
  • Pinecrest Drive by #54

NOTE: THIS LIST OF CONDITIONS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Chief Bryfonski urges residents who do not need to be on the roads to keep the streets clear to help crews work unabated. If you must be on the roads, use extreme caution.

Electrical hazards remain in town, and all residents and motorists are cautioned to avoid live or downed wires, even if you suspect the wires are cable or telephone lines. Downed wires pose hazards to all, and town crews must be assisted by Eversource on-site before final cleanups can be completed. Always keep a safe distance from downed wires.

Generator Safety

Approximately 15 percent of Eversource customers in Bedford remain without power at this time.

For those using generators, the Bedford Police Department urgently remind residents to use extreme caution and allow for proper ventilation. Never use a generator indoors or inside a garage. Keep generators away from HVAC air intakes.

For more generator safety tips, visit Redcross.org.

Free Drinking/Cooking Water Available 

Potable water is available at the Bedford Public Safety Complex, located at 55 Constitution Drive.

Decision on Schools Coming Wednesday Morning

The Bedford School District will inform the community as to whether or not schools will be open on Wednesday. That announcement is expected no later than 5 a.m. Wednesday.

“On behalf of the men and women of the Bedford Police Department, I wish to thank all of our residents for their patience and cooperation,” Chief Bryfonski said. “And as always, if you see something, say something.”

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