SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We are expecting snow starting Monday evening into Tuesday, and Eversource says it is positioning crews and equipment around the state.
Ahead of the storm, crews like the Springfield DPW will be pretreating roads and sidewalks.
“We are ready for this and doing everything we can to make sure that we can get that power back on safely and quickly,” said Eversource Spokesperson Priscilla Ress.
Eversource says it is strategically placing over 1,000 crews throughout Massachusetts, with hundreds more coming in from out of state ahead of a nor’easter that is expected to impact the region for multiple days.
This approaching storm could bring some significant outages, given the strong winds coupled with heavy snowfall for an extensive period of time. Crews will be working around the clock, ready to respond in all directions to any damage or outages caused by this storm.
“Specifically here in western Massachusetts, we’re expecting to see a lot of heavy snow and a lot of heavy wet snow and high winds and that is a recipe for outages,” said Ress.
National Grid is also at the ready for the Nor’easter. A spokesperson said they have roughly 1,000 field-based crews and over 3,000 people part of the emergency response team.
With utility companies preparing, you should be too. Keep your phone charged and you can report outages on the National Grid or Eversource apps.
22News spoke with the President of C and B Landscaping and Snow Removal, who says that all hands are on deck for Tuesday’s storm. They will have all nine plows out as well as large machinery working overtime to serve the nearly 200 clients that will need their snow removal services on Tuesday.
“For us, we’re just making sure our trucks are ready to go our plows are on everything serviced our salt is readily fueled up ready to go so basically once the storm hits we just roll out and we start plowing. Some areas are definitely going to see a lot more than others but we’ll be ready to go,” said Andrew Coyne, the President of C and B Landscaping and Snow Removal.
They’re asking customers in advance to be patient should the impact be significant. Always make sure to stay as far away as possible from downed wires and trees. Report any downed wire you may see by calling 911.