The skies might have gone quiet for now, but the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo has left our city dotted with giant snowbanks and thousands of Massachusetts residents without power. NSTAR, the state’s predominant electric supplier illuminating 1.1 million customers in Massachusetts, might be working around the clock, but for those still in the dark, it could be days yet until you’re back on the grid.
According to the NSTAR Outage Map, roughly 88,000 customers are suffering from the aftermath of Nemo. While just eight percent of the state’s total NSTAR customers, the power outages are concentrated in coastal areas, some of which remain largely without power.
In Scituate, 49 percent of NSTAR customers are reportedly without power in some capacity, roughly the same percent seen in Kingston, Freetown, Wareham, Bourne and Plymouth. In Duxbury, the number is higher at 59 percent, while the communities of Marshfield, Lakeville and Rochester are all reporting approximately 70 percent of residents without power.
Nemo dumped snow on Massachusetts in historic fashion, reportedly ranking among the top 10 winter storms in Massachusetts history. National Grid, another major electricity supplier to the state, is reporting almost 25,000 of its customers are currently affected by the storm in many of the same areas listed above.
NSTAR, for its part, has said it will continue its restoration efforts through Thursday, February 14.
If you made it through the storm with your television still glowing, congrats; but for the thousands still without power, know that NSTAR and National Grid are working to get things up and running as quickly as possible. If you’re an NSTAR customer, you can report an outage here; National Grid customers can do the same here.
Oh, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Boston is in for the dreaded wintry mix on and off today–which appears to have started already–so possible power outages will remain an issue as the snow we’ve got becomes wet and heavy.
Images via NSTAR