Thursday, October 17, 2019

Power Outages Throughout the region

Crews are deployed and assisting with damage and restoration efforts throughout Massachusetts. Some schools and businesses are closed this morning due to power outages throughout the region. You can check this Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency website for reports. 

  • Monitor the media for emergency information. Follow instructions from public safety officials.
  • Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies including:
  • Downed power lines; or If you are dependent on equipment that requires electricity and need medical assistance.
  • Call your utility company to report power outages and get restoration information. Do not call 9-1-1 to report an outage or to ask about power restoration.

National Grid 1-800-465-1212
Eversource (formerly NSTAR) 1-800-592-2000
Eversource (formerly WMECO) 877-659-6326

Stay away from downed utility wires. Always assume a downed power line is live.

If a traffic light is out, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. Take recommended safety precautions when using space heaters, a fireplace, or a woodstove to heat your home. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.