Eversource Continues Restoring Power After Cape Cod Tornado
CAPE COD — Cleanup and restoration work continues on Cape Cod Thursday as thousands remain without power following Tuesdays two tornados.
Eversource line and tree crews continue working around-the-clock restoring power to tens of thousands of customers impacted by the storm.
Despite dangerous winds and challenging conditions, crews have restored power to more than 78,000 homes and businesses. The energy company is on track to restore power to most of the remaining 19,000 customers by Friday evening, with many being restored sooner.
For customer convenience, the company is listing town-by-town restoration estimates at Eversource.com.
“We recognize how difficult it is for our customers to be without electricity, especially during the height of the summer vacation season, and we continue to make progress restoring their power,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley.
“Our field crews and support staff have done a tremendous job working around the clock. They’re there for our customers when they’re needed most and are committed to working until every customer is restored.”
More than 900 crews, including Eversource crews from Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and resources from New York and New Jersey are assisting with the power restoration and remain committed to completing the arduous work required to make necessary repairs to the electric system.
Governor Charlie Baker toured affected areas of the Cape Wednesday, stating that he would be seeking a federal disaster declaration.
Several state agencies are responding to the region as well, including State Police, the Department of Transportation, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Utilities, the Department of Public Health and the American Red Cross.
The power company reminds customers to be cautious while continuing with their own storm clean up, be careful moving or cutting tree limbs and look at for any wires that may be entangled in debris.