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Expect outages: Eversource calls in ‘hundreds’ of workers to help with winter storm

"We’re working around the clock to get your power back on and get your life back to normal."

Eversource crews prepare for weekend winter storm. Eversource via Twitter

Eversource has called in “hundreds” of workers from Michigan and Florida to help with addressing expected power outages from the powerful winter storm coming this weekend.

The power company said Thursday that it was preparing its trucks for the storm in Shrewsbury.

“We’re signing out the fully-tooled trucks that Eversource has provided for us to use,” Jerred Hurley of Support Operations Services in Coral Gables, Florida, said in a video on the Eversource Twitter account. “We also have our own trucks coming in, as well, to add to the army to help get ready for the storm.”

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Hurley noted that while it might be cold for the Florida contingent, he said the company often sends its workers all over the country to address various weather conditions.

“We do have a really hard working team … just know that we’re working around the clock to get your power back on and get your life back to normal,” Hurley said.

National Grid, which also services Massachusetts, released its own warning for customers, noting on Twitter, “This storm has the potential to damage trees and knock down power lines. Keep away from downed wires and report them immediately to us or 911.”

The company also encouraged customers to “stay connected” during the storm by making sure all devices are charged and ready.

Both Eversource and National Grid offer power outage maps on their websites, along with an option to report outages.

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