Thousands Still Without Power Following Weekend Storm
NEW BEDFORD — Eversource workers are continuing their efforts to restore power back to thousands of coastal Massachusetts homes following Friday's powerful wind, rain, and snow storm.
On Saturday night, Eversource stated that approximately 150,000 electric customers were still without power and that out-of-state utility crews have been providing assistance.
New Bedford has fared pretty well compared to the Cape and other areas of the south coast. As of Sunday morning, approximately 805 customers out of 47,512 in the city, about 2-percent, are still without power.
The towns of Marshfield, Wareham, and Falmouth remain the hardest hit. Eversource currently reports 6,886 outages in Marshfield (55-percent), 7,546 outages in Wareham (51-percent), and 5,132 outages in Falmouth (20-percent).
The neighboring towns of Dartmouth and Westport are both showing about 20-percent of homes still without electricity.
In a statement on Saturday, Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley said, “Being there for our customers when they need us means continuing to work 24/7 until everyone has their power back on.”
“We're making steady progress despite the continued high winds, additional damage, and the difficult conditions our crews are working in,” said Foley. “This storm was extremely destructive, bringing down thousands of trees across the region, making it difficult for crews to travel to locations where work needs to be done.”
Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. You can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000.