‘Bomb Cyclone’ Causes Power Outages Across Southeastern Mass.
BOSTON — The bomb cyclone making its way up the Atlantic coast has caused power outages across southeastern New England.
Eversource is reporting 85,667 outages in eastern Massachusetts Thursday morning, enough to make up 7-percent of the total amount of customers served in the region.
The tri-town has been the heaviest hit on the SouthCoast, with 722 outages being reported in Marion, 510 in Mattapoisett, and 1,345 outages in Rochester – knocking out power for half the town.
Less than one percent of New Bedford homes have been affected with only 241 outages reported.
The National Weather Service says the storm will continue to bring heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and coastal erosion to the area through Thursday before lifting quickly into eastern Canada by Friday. The NWS has enacted a Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Advisory for Bristol County and southern Plymouth County until 6:00 p.m. Thursday night.
Forecasters warn area residents that gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and tree limbs could are at risk of being blown down. Area residents are advised that power outages could continue throughout the day with the high wind.
The NWS advises the public to use extra caution when driving, and to secure outdoor objects.