1. National Weather Service for Mansfield:
- Hurricane Sandy will track northward along the eastern seaboard into Monday morning, turning west and making landfall in central New Jersey late Monday. Widespread damaging winds and power outages are anticipated across all of southern New England as the strong wind field of sandy expands northward later tonight through Monday evening. The strongest and most damaging of which will occur Monday afternoon and evening, especially along the coast.
- Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog. High near 63. Windy, with a northeast wind 22 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
- Monday Night Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog before 2am. Low around 58. Windy, with a east wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
2. There will be no school in Mansfield or Bishop Feehan, Southeastern Vocational and most other private schools in the area.
3. Mansfield Electric and Department of Public Works officials have warned that, even if a downed wire looks unpowered, not to approach at any time for any reason. Call 508-261-7395 or 508-261-7300 after hours and report any downed lines immediately.
4. Mansfield officials said that they are preparing for the worst and have already made an emergency plan for keeping power in the town. Click here to read more.
5. Mansfield Patch will have updates and information regarding power outges and where we find power available during the day. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive updates. Be sure to let us know how you're doing as well!