NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – There were more than 71,000 reports of outages across Massachusetts Tuesday morning.
Western Hampshire and Franklin Counties as well as northern Berkshire County are most of the reported outages in the state at this time. There are more than 20 communities that have more than 75% of residents without power.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Outage Map
Westfield Gas and Electric is also reporting more than 3,600 outages throughout the city.
Eversource Spokesperson Priscilla Ress provided an update on their efforts to restore power Tuesday morning. You can watch it in the video player below.
22News spoke with Danny Stone who works for the Northampton Senior Center, one of a number of facilities closed Tuesday due to the conditions, “Well, a little bit of a doozy I planned on cleaning up anyways. I’m kind of glad to see they shut things down so it makes it easier on me, I don’t have to worry about foot traffic, I’ll just clear it up and get to work.”
Northampton Mayor Sciarra announced early Tuesday morning that all non-emergency City of Northampton Buildings and Offices would be closed for the day due to the weather as well as a power outage downtown.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect now through 8 a.m. Wednesday for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties, for the possibility of significant snowfall accumulation.