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.
Heavy wet snow and strong winds will cause power outages during #MAsnow storm – greatest risk in Southeast MA.
Keep electronics📱charged, locate flashlights🔦& radio 📻
— MEMA (@MassEMA) March 20, 2018
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.
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: