(WWLP) – Several western Massachusetts communities are still without power as we enter Friday after a powerful coastal storm moved through the region, bringing soaking rain and damaging winds on Wednesday.
According to MEMA’s outage map, over 90,000 customers are without power statewide. As of 12 a.m. Friday, western Massachusetts counties without power include 1,368 customers in Franklin, 1,382 in the Berkshires, 1,065 in Hampden and 122 in Hampshire.
There was nearly 9,000 customers without power in western Massachusetts as we headed into Thursday evening. There were 17,745 people without power in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties around 12:47 p.m.
At 3:02 p.m. there were 9,389 customers without power. The outages are scattered throughout the region, but some communities are harder-hit than others.
More than half of the utility customers in Wilbraham, Hawley, Charlemont, and West Stockbridge are without power. Though most customers in the city of Springfield still have power, more than 2,000 customers woke up in the dark Thursday morning.