Mass. utilities reporting power outages
BOSTON (AP) — The number of electricity customers without power is leveling off in Massachusetts over 385,000 as the hybrid storm Sandy smacks into the Northeast.
As of about 8:50 p.m. National Grid reported about 214,000 customers without power, while NStar had about 156,000.
WEMCO in western Massachusetts is counting just over 12,000 customers without power. Unitil says about 3,600 of its customers in north central Massachusetts have no electricity.
State officials are urging customers who lose power to be patient. They said current weather conditions make it impossible for many line crews to work.