Here’s how to track power outages from the 4th nor’easter to hit Massachusetts in March

Some residents and business owners are expected to be in the dark by the time the storm passes Thursday morning.

March Snowstorm Boston
–Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

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With heavy snow and high winds once again in the forecast for Massachusetts, accompanying a nor’easter for the fourth time this month, state officials and meteorologists are warning residents and business owners to prepare for power outages.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday morning that damage from the latest coastal storm isn’t expected to be as extensive as those in previous weeks.

“There is a potential for scattered power outages, especially in eastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands due to the likelihood of heavy snowfall and/or strong winds impacting these regions,” the agency said.

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The National Weather Service is forecasting the strongest winds to occur Wednesday night, with the Cape and Islands potentially seeing gusts between 55 and 60 mph.

National Weather Service Wind Map

National Weather Service Wind Map

Much of Eastern Massachusetts is predicted to get between 4 and 8 inches of snow, which is expected to begin late Wednesday afternoon and taper off Thursday morning.  

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:

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