Power Outage in Worcester, MA

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Massachusetts Electric
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Delmarva Power
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Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations
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Choptank Electric Cooperative
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Worcester Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 26, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Barre, trees and power lines were downed on Old Dana Road. A tree and power line was down on Sheldon Road.

Nichewaug - Nichewaug
August 26, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Worcester, trees were down on Goddard Drive, Scandinavia Avenue, and Lovell Street. |A tree was down on a house at Ludlow and Main Street. Power lines were down on Boston Avenue.

Westwood Hills - Turnpike
August 26, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Worcester, trees were down on Goddard Drive, Scandinavia Avenue, and Lovell Street. |A tree was down on a house at Ludlow and Main Street. Power lines were down on Boston Avenue.

Westwood Hills - Turnpike
May 22, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Sutton, a large tree, power lines, and one utility pole were down on Douglas Road.

West Sutton - West Sutton
March 7, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Templeton, power lines were downed (from wind) on Route 68.

South Royalston - South Royalston


May 26, 2010

A backdoor cold front combined with a sea breeze front, warm temperatures, and plenty of instability to produce showers and thunderstorms across much of southern New England. Significant wind damage was produced throughout much of the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts with numerous trees and wires down and widespread power outages. This resulted in dozens of road closures, including portions of Route 2 and Interstate 91.

May 4, 2010

An upper level disturbance combined with a weakening cold front to initiate showers and thunderstorms across southern New England. These storms produced damaging winds, downing trees, wires, and power poles throughout the area.

December 12, 2008

A cold frontal boundary dropped south of New England on the evening of the 10th. Low pressure developed along the frontal boundary across the southeastern states late on the night of the 10th into the 11th. The low then tracked rapidly to the northeast, spreading a significant amount of precipitation into New England. A deep layer of warm air aloft and sub-freezing air at the surface resulted in a major ice storm across interior Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire as well as much of northern New England. ||The hardest hit areas in southern New England were the Monadnock region of southwest New Hampshire, the Worcester Hills in central Massachusetts, and the east slopes of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Anywhere from half an inch to an inch of ice accreted on many exposed surfaces. Especially when combined with breezy conditions, the ice downed numerous trees, branches, and power lines which resulted in widespread power outages. More than 300,000 customers were reportedly without power in Massachusetts and an additional 300,000 were without power in the state of New Hampshire. Because of the breadth of this storm (from Pennsylvania to Maine), extra crews to reinstate power were harder to come by. Power crews from states as far away as South Carolina, as well as local National Guard teams, were called out to help with power restoration and clean up. While most people had their power restored within a week, others were still without power at Christmas (nearly 2 weeks later). During this period, temperatures were mostly below normal and at least one major snowstorm affected the same area. At the time of the December 19th snowstorm, over 100,000 customers were still without power in the two states combined. Most communities had opened shelters to provide a warm, safe place for residents. According to the numbers reported in local newspapers, most did not take advantage of this opportunity and chose to remain in their homes, using wood stoves or generators for heat. Many schools, a week and a half from the winter holiday break at the time of the storm, cancelled school for the remainder of the month because of a lack of electricity and clear routes for transporting students. ||A public works employee, supervising storm clean up in Marlborough, went missing during his shift and was found dead two days later in a reservoir. Because this occurred as a part of his job, following the storm, it was considered an indirect fatality. Damage to the infrastructure in Massachusetts and New Hampshire amounted to roughly eighty million dollars. This amount does not include damage to private property, which was unavailable at the time of this report. The extent of the damage and number of people affected prompted the governors of both Massachusetts and New Hampshire to request federal assistance. FEMA approved both requests. President Bush issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for seven Massachusetts counties and all of New Hampshire.

March 8, 2008

A powerful low pressure system tracked through eastern New York spreading heavy rain and strong winds across Southern New England. Heavy rain coinciding with spring snowmelt contributed to river flooding, especially along the Connecticut River. In addition, rainfall totals of two to three inches resulted in areal flooding across much of the region. In coastal areas, high astronomical tides combined with rough seas and storm surge to produce minor coastal flooding.

May 16, 2007

Strong instability, moderate to strong wind shear, and the approach of a cold front set the stage for a widespread thunderstorm outbreak across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island on the 16th. The main result was wind damage to trees and power lines. This was the most widespread severe thunderstorm event of May 2007.


Outages possible in Mass. as Tropical Storm Nicole hits the commonwealth - masslive.com

Heavy rain and wind are expected in Massachusetts Friday.

Nov 11, 2022

Saint-Gobain New $22M Electrical Powerhouse

The electrical powerhouse will rely on a natural gas turbine to produce electricity, which will be distributed across the campus.

Oct 19, 2022

Power surges ignite multiple fires across Waltham

Power surges are blowing out transformers and taking out electronics across the city of Waltham, city fire and police departments confirmed Saturday afternoon, sparking fires and a slew of emergency calls.

Oct 15, 2022

Power outages overnight affect thousands of Westhampton, Easthampton homes | WWLP Open Navigation Close Navigation

Homes in East and Westampton were without power last night due to the weather.

Oct 14, 2022

Hurricane Ian: More than 2M remain without power; outages could last - masslive.com

Florida Power & Light, which had nearly 1 million customers without power Friday, said parts of its grid needed to be "rebuilt — not restored."

Sep 30, 2022

Storm knocks out power to thousands of LADWP customers

The DWP said the estimated time for crews to respond to an outage is 12 to 24 hours from when it began.

Sep 10, 2022

California heat wave sparks fears of power outages, fires

California was in a state of emergency Thursday as a brutal heat wave brought the threat of power outages and wildfires.

Sep 1, 2022

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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.

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Worcester, Massachusetts

City Worcester
County Worcester
State Massachusetts (MA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 01601, 01602, 01603, 01604, 01605, 01606, 01607, 01608, 01609, 01610

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