March 8, 2018

Storm knocks power out to 62K in Worcester County

National Grid
National Grid's map of outages as of 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

Another powerful nor'easter, this one on the heels of a storm that battered the East Coast last week, has caused power outages to more than 368,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses on Thursday.

National Grid, which services much of Worcester County and other areas of the state, reported more than 62,000 customers without power in the county as of 11 a.m. Thursday, out of nearly 300,000 customers.

Outages in Worcester County were widespread, with some concentrations in the Blackstone Valley, Milford area, Southborough and Clinton.

Worcester itself was largely spared from outages, according to National Grid outage map.

Many outages in the Worcester area are estimated to be restored as late as 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to National Grid.

Statewide, National Grid reported total outages of nearly 300,000.

Eversource, which largely services Eastern and Western Massachusetts, reported total outages of 68,197.

Eversource, which services most of the MetroWest area, reported heavy outages in several towns, including Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Sudbury, each with at least 3,000 customer outages, representing at least 31 percent of its customers in those towns.

In Framingham, there were 9,552 outages as of 11 a.m., according to Eversource.

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