Eversource and hundreds of out-of-state utility crews continue making tremendous progress restoring power to Eversource customers affected by Skylar. The army of line and tree crews working non-stop have restored power to more than 400,000 customers since the storm began. The company is making remarkable progress and expects to have the majority of South Shore customers restored by 11 p.m. tonight, and remains on track to have the vast majority of remaining homes and businesses on Cape Cod currently without power back on line by 11 p.m. Friday. Eversource expects to have restoration estimates for individual towns later today.
“We recognize how disruptive power outages are to our customers’ lives and we greatly appreciate their patience this week as we rebuild and repair the electric system again,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley. “Our crews are doing a tremendous job, working extended shifts around-the-clock since this relentless cycle of winter weather first began on March 2. Many of the men and women working on this restoration lost power at their own homes but they are committed to working until every last customer is restored.”
The company reminds customers to be cautious while continuing with their own storm clean up, be careful moving or cutting tree limbs and look for any wires that may be entangled in debris. Customers should always treat any downed power lines as live, stay at least 10 feet away and report it to 9-1-1.