Warming/Charging Center Open at Community Center 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday
MARION — Town Administrator James McGrail would like to share an update on the Town’s operations and ongoing response following this week’s Nor’easter.
Residents without power who would like a warm place to go and charge their phones and devices are welcome to go to the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill St.
The center is open today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents who are homebound and in need of a ride to the center can call the Council on Aging at 508-748-3570 to arrange for transportation.
Residents are asked not to bring pets to the warming/charging center. For the health and safety of all, masks or face coverings will be required while in the building, regardless of vaccination status.
Marion Town Offices are open. The Elizabeth Tabor Library is closed.
Programs are canceled at the Community Center today. However, the Community Center is open for the Warming/Charging Center.
The Department of Public Works is working to schedule a brush drop-off for Sunday, Oct. 31. Additional details will be shared with residents on Saturday.
Benson Brook Road is currently closed and it is undetermined if the Transfer Station will be open Saturday. Residents will be notified as soon as additional information is available.
Marion’s Emergency Management Team continues to address storm-related conditions in town. As of 12 p.m. Friday, approximately 52% of Eversource customers in Marion remain without power, according to Eversource. Eversource still estimates that restoration work will be substantially completed by 6 p.m. Saturday.
The town continues to remind residents to follow MEMA’s power outage safety tips. Residents are reminded to stay away from all downed power lines and never go near or touch them for any reason. Do not call 911 to report an outage or to ask about power restoration.
Residents using generators should 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.
Town officials will provide further updates as they become available.