Over 93,000 without power after Wednesday’s winds

Some districts also closed school on Thursday.

–Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Over 93,000 customers remained without power Thursday morning after strong winds blew through the state Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The power outages were scattered all over the state, and left some towns mostly, or completely, without electricity. Some districts also closed school.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicted winds gusts of between 55 and 60 miles per hour in and around Boston, plus around Worcester. Neighboring areas were predicted to have gusts between 50 and 55 miles per hour.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency outage map, the communities hardest hit include New Braintree and North Brookfield, both near Worcester. The towns reported 98 percent and 83 percent of customers, respectively, were without electricity on Thursday. Groton and Leyden reported a total power outage in town, or 100 percent, while Conway reported 89 percent of customers were without.


Just a handful of schools were closed, including those in Clinton, Grafton, North Brookfield, and Barre, all of which are in Worcester County, plus Hull Public Schools, according to WCVB.

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