Thousands without power in Massachusetts due to strong winds, flooding


(WWLP) – Friday’s storm has caused power outages across Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, nearly 400,000 customers are without power across the state, as of 11:00 a.m. Saturday.Locally, most power outages have been restored, especially in the Berkshires and in the hilltowns of western Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties.

The outage map for Eversource customers shows several hundred without power, with Agawam, Chesterfield, Southwick, Huntington and Hadley with the most reported at this time. The National Grid Outage Map also shows significant power outages.

According to the MEMA outage map, major portions of southeastern Massachusetts are seeing widespread blackouts, with over 75% of customers without power in some towns.

Power outages could increase as the wind continues. There is no word on when power will be fully restored.

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