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Officials report 3,000 customers without power after wind, rain and snow move through Mass. - The Boston Globe email Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print this Article View Comments Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print this Article View Comments
The outages are due to a powerful weather system that brought strong winds and heavy rains to coastal Massachusetts while snow began accumulating out west after a bright and sunny Marathon Monday, officials said.
‘If you need to go out, be careful’: After nor’easter blasts coast, thousands may wait days for electricity - The Boston Globe email Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print this Article View Comments Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print this Article View Comments
More than 332,000 customers in Massachusetts were without power early Thursday morning, mostly south of Boston. Officials said it may be days before power is fully restored. Roads and schools were closed, and hundreds of trees and limbs were down after the strong storm.
As more than 400,000 customers in Massachusetts are without power, many local schools have closed for the day on Wednesday. Here's a list.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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