Eversource line and tree crews, working non-stop alongside hundreds of out-of-state utility workers from as far as Florida, Arizona, and Louisiana, continue working to restore power to hundreds-of-thousands of customers following yesterday’s latest round of severe weather.
As blizzard conditions knocked out power to about a quarter million Massachusetts homes and businesses Tuesday, power crews were kept out of bucket trucks and away from power lines by heavy snow and high winds. One utility says it could be days until power is fully restored.
Together with hundreds of private tree and line crews, Eversource employees have converged on Southeastern Massachusetts, with the goal of substantially completing the restoration effort by Tuesday evening.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell testified before a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday in Washington, DC that Congress should consider amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, while the statute is under consideration for reauthorization.
Eversource says they have about 500 customers in New Bedford currently affected by a power outage. Spokesman Mike Durand says they've dispatched a crew to determine the exact cause, while also working to re-route power in the meantime to lessen the number of customers affected...