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Restoring Power After Three Nor'Easters Hit Massachusetts in Two Weeks

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Massachusetts has been hit by three huge Nor’ Easters in the last two weeks causing significant power outages by downed lines across the state. ElecComm has a total of 24 people and extensive equipment working nonstop along with utility companies since the first storm that hit on Friday March 2.

After hundreds of thousands were out of power after last week’s storm, some for several days, the third nor’easter in ten days hit yesterday and sent hundreds of thousands of people back into the dark.

At the height of last week’s second nor’easter, more than 360,000 customers in MA were without electricity. More than 450,000 lost power in the first nor’easter.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than 200,000 customers lost electricity in the latest storm.

ElecComm has been working with the utility companies in MA, both Eversource and National Grid, to repair the lines and restore power to homes and businesses from Northern Massachusetts all the way to the Cape and Islands.

With Eversource, we have been working the South Coast which was the hardest hit by yesterday’s storm. In Chatham, 100% of customers lost power. In Sandwich, Harwich, and Dennis more than 90% of customers were without electricity. In Duxbury, even police headquarters lost power, as well as their backup power. We have also been working with Eversource in Plymouth County as well as in Waltham, Carlisle, and the entire Metrowest area.

Along with National Grid, covering mostly Essex County, our crews were dispatched for “wires down” work. We have been working along with utility companies to get lines repair and power restored.

Yesterday’s heavy wet snow and strong winds caused significant power outages across the state, mainly in the South Shore. Utility Crews remained focused on public safety through the night, responding to police and fire requests. Full-scale restoration efforts will begin today. Power is expected to be fully restored by 6PM Thursday.

ElecComm, along with Eversource and National Grid, are making every effort to bring power back to customers sooner and will continue to assess and repair damage.

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA


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