The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said thousands of residences and businesses were left without power on the southeast coast, Cape Cod, and the Islands after the storm’s high winds and heavy snow brought down power lines and trees.
MEMA said restoring power could be a “multi-day restoration effort” and advised those without electricity to stay with friends, family, at a hotel, or a nearby shelter in the meantime.
“Avoid downed lines, check on neighbors, and use generators outside away from buildings,” the state agency said Wednesday morning.
As of 7 a.m., about 136,000 customers were without power in the state.
As of 7 AM on 3/14/18, power outages of ~136,000 customers
Avoid downed lines, check on neighbors, & use generators outside away from buildings. Power outage safety tips: https://t.co/7KtWzMhiMZ
— MEMA (@MassEMA) March 14, 2018
MEMA is tracking power outages town-by-town. See their outage map here.
Utility companies Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil are tracking the outages with their updating maps: