BOSTON – Eversource’s massive, around-the-clock restoration effort is wrapping up following Wednesday’s powerful storm that left tens-of-thousands of customers without power. Supported by crews from Michigan, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Canada, the energy company has restored electric service to more than 190,000 customers across Eastern Massachusetts, replacing 89 broken poles, more than 35 miles of overhead electric lines and more than 30 transformers. As of 2 p.m. today, crews continue to work on the final 2,300 power outages.
“Our employees and out-of-state crews continue doing a tremendous job repairing damage and restoring power after this destructive storm,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Doug Foley. “Thanks to the team effort of these crews and support personnel working hard behind the scenes, we were able to achieve our goal of restoring power to the vast majority of customers by this morning. We know how tough it is for customers to be without power and we greatly appreciate their patience.”
Eversource crews continue to focus on the remaining single or scattered outages. The estimated restoration time for customers in the South Shore is 4 p.m. today. Customers on Cape Cod are expected to have their power by 8 p.m. tonight. These are more complex outages that take additional time to complete and may require assistance from a private electrician or contractor. Lineworkers are going to each of these individual locations to assess what additional equipment or effort may be required to make repairs.
With the continuing potential for trees weakened by the strong winds to fall onto power lines, Eversource reminds customers to stay far away from any downed wires and to report them to 911 right away. Customers can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000.