5:03 p.m. -- According to a spokesman for the Concord Police Department, ther are no plans to cancel or postpone trick-or-treating for Halloween tomorrow, Oct. 31.
2:14 p.m. -- From the town: The Compost Site at 755 Walden St. will be open to Concord residents (no contractors or commercial vehicles) for disposal of brush, branches and debris from fallen trees, for no charge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through this Saturday, Nov. 3.The site will revert back to its usual Saturday schedule (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and brush fees on Saturday, Nov. 10, and will be open on Saturday’s until inclement weather causes closure for the season (usually early December).
9:15 a.m. (Oct. 30) -- From the town: Due to an ongoing storm-related power outage in Concord Center, the Town House and Assessor's Building will remain closed until 11 a.m. today, Oct. 30. All other Town Offices, except the Beede Center, will open for normal business hours. Beede members are advised to follow usual procedures to learn of scheduling updates.
9:22 p.m. -- There will be no school on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Concord, however town officials will wait until at least 6 a.m. to make the call about town offices.
8 p.m. -- According to a tweet by @NEFirebuff, Massachusetts State Police is working on a tree down on Route 2 west at Crosby's Corner.
7:35 p.m. -- If you haven't already, check out our live blog of Hurricane Sandy, featuring tweets from all of our Patch sites across the commonwealth.
5 p.m. -- According to tweets, Route 2 west is CLOSED from Sudbury Road to Walden Pond due to a tree and wires down.
3 p.m. -- Local twitter user @TobysPond tweeted a few minutes ago that locally Hurricane Sandy's maximum wind gust so far has been 44 miles per hour, and Concord has accumulated .25 inches of rain in the last hour.
2:40 p.m. -- From the Town: "Trash/Recycling Collection – Please be advised that due to the high winds forecasted for this evening related to Hurricane Sandy, Concord Public Works requests that customers do not set out trash or recycling at the curb this evening (Monday, Oct. 29) and delay set out until tomorrow morning (Tuesday, October 30) at 7 a.m. Pickup is currently still on schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 30, however conditions may require a delay in collection. Please monitor this website for updates or call 978-318-3240 tomorrow morning after 6:30 a.m. for an updated recorded message. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery – The cemetery is now closed to visitors until further notice, after any anticipated storm damage has been cleared."
1:56 p.m. -- This came in from a reader about 20 minutes ago: "Lexington Road was recently closed eastbound at Old Bedford Road. Orange cones and a police cruiser are blocking the road toward Rt 2A." Sources said the closure was caused by downed wires on Lexington Road.
12 p.m. -- The MBTA has announced it's shutting down service at 2 p.m. today due to Sandy.
11:30 p.m. -- A drive through town on Route 62 from Bedford to Acton revealed little obvious storm-related damage through late morning. Many interior lights and lamp posts turned on indicate power is still on in Concord Center and out toward Bedford, though reports earlier in the day suggested power was out in parts of town. There were lots of cars out on town roads, though few on Route 2, and many people out walking along leaf-littered sidewalks, some of them with dogs.
10 a.m. -- Hearing reports from residents and local professionals that power is out to some Concord residents and businesses. Possible areas affected include Baker Ave.
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