BOSTON – Eversource line and tree crews continue working non-stop restoring power to tens-of-thousands of customers across Massachusetts impacted by the nor’easter that swept through the region overnight. Wind gusts topped 100 mph on the Outer Cape and close to 80 mph in downtown Boston bringing down trees and tree limbs onto power lines and snapping utility poles. So far, crews have restored power to more than 95,000 customers since the storm began and continue assessing damage and working with communities to clear blocked roads. As of noon, the company is working to restore the remaining 84,000 customers.
“The fierce winds we experienced overnight caused widespread damage to the electric system,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Doug Foley. “We have a large contingent of crews working in the communities hit hardest by this storm. Despite the high winds were expecting throughout the day, we’re there for our customers when they need us and are focused on safely restoring service to all of those affected by this storm.”
The company urges customers to always stay clear of down wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Customers can also report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000. Those who have signed up for the company's two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage information updates as they happen.
Eversource reminds customers who lose power and use an emergency generator to be sure it’s located well away from their home or business and that they’re using a transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician.