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Here’s where you can track power outages being reported in Massachusetts

Strong winds and heavy snow from the nor’easter have brought down trees and power lines in the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

A police vehicle blocks a road near downed power lines, Thursday in Natick. Steven Senne / AP

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The nor’easter that has covered most of Massachusetts in heavy snow may be making its way out of the region, but officials are still warning residents to be on guard against the fallen tree branches and power lines left behind.

“Significant heavy, wet snowfall causing damage to trees, wires, utility poles and power outages in communities across the state,” the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said. “Avoid downed lines, give yourself extra time, and follow detours from local public safety officials.”

“With several communities experiencing power outages and downed trees, the administration is urging residents to stay off roadways and to use public transportation when possible,” Gov. Charlie Baker said.

MEMA urged residents who have lost power to report the outages to their utility company, while state fire officials offered tips for staying safe while the electricity is out.

As of 4 p.m., MEMA said there were more than 300,000 homes and businesses without power in the state. The state agency 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: