INFORMATION CENTRAL: Hurricane Sandy in Malden

Important info, with emergency phone numbers, cancellations and more.

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The current storm:

State of Emergency:

  • Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts and called up the National Guard.


Service interruptions:

Emergency Parking Restrictions:

  • There are no parking restrictions in effect. 

Cancellations and Closings:

  • All schools are closed Monday. 
  • MBTA service will run normally on Sunday and will reportedly continue to run during the storm. For MBTA service updates or alerts, visit The MBTA's website or follow them on Twitter. Customers interested in receiving text or e-mail updates may sign up for T-Alerts

  • The mayor's public safety meeting has been canceled.  

  • For updates from National Grid, you can text STORM to NGRID (64743) and get text alerts on service interruptions. 
  • E-mail your cancellations and reports from around the city to malden@patch.com or post them in the comments below.

Trash and Recycling Pickup:

  •  Monday's Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste pickup is canceled


In case of emergency:

Important Numbers:

  • Police/ Fire Emergencies: 911
  • Non-Emergency Police : 781-397-7171
  • Non-Emergency Fire : 781-397-7383
  • National Grid power outages : (800) 465-1212
  • National Grid gas emergencies: (800) 233-5325
  • Comcast : (800) 266-2278
  • Verizon : (800) 837-4966 (VERIZON)

List of cab companies:

  • Taxi Time: (781) 662-0300 ‎
  • Malden Taxi: (781) 322-5050 and (781) 324-5050
  • Malden Cab Company: (781) 322-5050 
  • Oak Grove Cab: (781) 665-5050 ‎
  • Stoneham Taxi: (781) 279-2828
  • Tan Taxi: (781) 395-6666

List of tow companies:

  • Andy's Service Center: (781) 324-7505
  • Culleton Brothers: (781) 322-4665
  • Stephen's Autobody (Melrose): 781-665-7828
  • Kearney's Towing (Stoneham): (781) 438-8484
  • Stoneham Towing Inc.: (781) 438-3500
  • Phil Howe's Towing (Wakefield): (781) 245-2468
  • Advanced Auto Transport (Wakefield): (781) 246-5831
david mokal October 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM
http://fullscreenradar.com/ This is a usefull tool that I keep on my desktop
Mc Freshman October 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Malden Catholic? Closed or not? Need to know, School tomorrow.
Chris Caesar October 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Still waiting to hear from the school on that one. However, Gov. Patrick has requested all schools be closed tomorrow, including colleges.
Marc Levine October 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM
MC is closed. it's on their website
david mokal October 29, 2012 at 02:18 AM
http://www1.whdh.com/weather/hurricane-forecast-cone This site is awesome clik on the blinking automobiles on the map and see the storm chasers live.
Raj October 29, 2012 at 02:23 PM
MBTA Shutting down all service at 2pm Monday: MBTA.com Subway The Red, Blue, Orange, and Green Lines will be suspended effective 2pm today. Please continue to check MBTA.com throughout the storm for updates on when service will resume. Mattapan Hi-Speed line will be suspended effective 2pm today. Please continue to check MBTA.com throughout the storm for updates Commuter Rail The Commuter Rail will be suspended effective 2pm today. No trains will leave North and South Stations after 2pm today. Throughout the storm, please check MBTA.com or media reports regularly for updates. Bus All bus service will be suspended effective 2pm today. Customers are encouraged to make final MBTA trips as early as possible to ensure safe arrival at their destination.
Liss October 29, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Are Malden schools closed tomorrow, Tue. Oct. 30th?
Chris Caesar October 29, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Still awaiting word on that. I will send out a blast the moment I hear anything.
Christine Foley October 29, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Hey is there any trash collection tomorrow.?.
Susan Gamble December 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Did anyone get severe damage from the storm? Our local painting company is still getting calls in from Malden residents about roof and siding damage. We've decided to offer complimentary painting estimates to all in the area (www.olympicpainting.com/painting-malden-ma), so feel free to get in touch if you're in need of assistance.


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