Eversource is Ready to Respond to Next Nor’easter
Company shares tips to help customers prepare
BOSTON (March 20, 2018) – Eversource line and tree crews are once again ready to respond as another nor’easter moves into the region, bringing snow and high winds. With wind gusts of up to 50 mph, this storm has the potential to bring trees and tree limbs down onto power lines, causing damage to the energy system.
“We’re closely monitoring the weather forecast. The expected snow and high winds can further damage trees and limbs already weakened from previous storms, leaving them susceptible to coming down and damaging our equipment,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley. “We have hundreds of employees and contractors ready to respond and will have crews prepositioned before the storm hits so we’re there when customers need us to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.”
The company reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. They can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000. Those who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.