Mansfield, unlike many eastern-facing coastal towns in New England, was spared much of the damage other towns faced during Sandy.
“There’s downed trees spread out around the town, but it wasn’t as bad as the storm we had last year at the end of the summer,” Director of the Mansfield Department of Public Works Lee Azinheira said. “I mean, there’s always old trees and every storm weakens them even more, so there were some downed trees in the streets and near people’s homes.”
Azinheira said that the damage and cleanup was minimal compared to last year’s storm with Irene, which blocked roads, brought down power lines and sprayed debris everywhere.
“There is some cleanup to do,” he said, “but it could have been far worse. I’m glad we didn’t the side of the storm that some other communities did.”
Hurricane Sandy seems to have died off for now, and coastal towns are still trying to repair the damage caused by tidal fluctuations.