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By Lori Valigra, Bangor Daily News Staff Large-scale power outages are becoming more common across the country and in Maine as extreme weather, stoked by a warming climate, knocks out electricity to wider swaths of people. Between 2000 and 2021 some 83 percent of reported major outages in the U.
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Thousands of National Grid customers lost power Tuesday morning in the Wilbraham and Monson area due to a fault on a transmission substation.
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Crews worked to pick up the pieces across western Massachusetts Tuesday after the evening storm.
Nearly 1,000 western Massachusetts residents still without power after Saturday’s Nor’easter | WWLP Open Navigation Close Navigation
After Saturday's snow storm, parts of western Massachusetts are still dealing with some power outages.
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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.