CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – With the weather, colder temperatures, and wind that we are seeing, power outages occurred across the state.
Looking at a power outage map, the commonwealth is seeing just over 18,600 outages across the state. Over 800 residents were without power in Brimfield as of 4:30 on Friday, but by Saturday morning things are looking a lot better as that number is down to a little under 100 now.
Berkshire county has a little over 40 reported outages at the moment, and many towns in the Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties are seeing outages as well.
According to a news release from National Grid, more than 140,000 customers have had service restored since the storm began, with about 11,000 customers currently without power. National Grid is doing the best it can to get the power back up across the state. They also said these estimations are constantly changing and areas’ power could be restored at any point.
The storm hit the region late Thursday night, and brought heavy rain and wind
gusts up to 60 mph in some areas, such as Lawrence and at Boston’s Logan International Airport. At the peak of the storm, at around 8 p.m. Friday, nearly 60,000 customers had power outages.
Heavy winds continued throughout the day on Friday and as of 5 p.m., just over 25,000 customers were without power. That number rose to 57,000 by 8:00 p.m. following another burst of damaging winds that occurred in the Merrimack Valley and elsewhere Friday evening. Crews continued to work to restore customers, and as of 10 a.m. Saturday, about 11,000 remained without power in Massachusetts.