Residents in the areas of Shallow Pond Estates and White Horse Beach might disagree, but Manomet made it through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed, Emergency Management Director Aaron Wallace said.
About 6,000 customers lost power at some point during the storm. As of Tuesday morning, 500 were still without power, mostly in the West Plymouth area, which was the scene of most of the damage in town, Wallace said. In Manomet, a transformer blew out on Bartleet Road, according to Police Captain John Rogers.Trees and wires were also affected on Crescent Avenue, Reed Avenue and Manomet Four Corners.
Schools remain closed for a second day. Power went out at South Elementary School and wasn’t restored until 6:30 a.m., according to Superintendent Gary Maestas. Locally, Sandy took out the phone system at Indian Brook Elementary School. There was also minor leaking at Plymouth South High School, he said. Emergency generators kicked in at Plymouth South Middle School during the storm, which served as the town’s emergency shelter. One or two people used the facility, but eventually returned home, Wallace said. The shelter shut down at 10 p.m.
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station kept up and running, according to a press release from the company. However, the storm did shut down nuclear power plants in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.