Norster leaves thousands without power across New England: NPR

Norster leaves thousands without power across New England: NPR

A couple walks through heavy snow on Saturday in downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts, the northeastern United States experiences its first major snowstorm of the season.

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A couple walks through heavy snow on Saturday in downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts, the northeastern United States experiences its first major snowstorm of the season.

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a Norster It has brought torrential rain and snow to parts of New England, left more than a foot of snow in places and caused blackouts for more than 200,000 customers in the area.

Parts of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have recorded more than one foot of snow in some places, according to the National Weather Service. In Cape Cod, a windstorm of over 73 mph was recorded.

“Snow will still rain over northern New England until Tuesday,” says the National Weather Service’s Weather Forecast Center. He said Sunday afternoon. “Snow will help create dangerous driving conditions over the area.”

The center expected the storm to be “the first large and large-scale snow event this season.”

As many as 43,000 Massachusetts customers were cut off on Saturday night, to me Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. By Sunday evening, everyone except a few hundred of them was Energy recovery.

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Tens of thousands of people in New Hampshire have lost power. On Sunday evening, about 16,000 people remained cut off from electricity in the state, according to what he reported PowerOutage.US. Due to the epidemic, it may take longer than usual to restore service. According to WMUR9; Some people may have to wait until Tuesday.

But the majority of those without electricity Sunday evening were in Maine.

Central Main Power On Sunday, it said more than 225,000 of its customers were affected by the storm. More than 105,000 customers in Maine suffered blackouts on Sunday evening.

“This storm has caused significant damage to trees and limbs as a result of heavy and wet snow and strong winds,” David Flanagan, chief executive of the Conference of the Parties, said in a statement. “Our crews worked hard throughout the night to ensure the conditions were safe, and these efforts will continue throughout the day. In the face of more winds today, our crews will work as quickly as possible to restore energy to our customers.”

The company said that while it was working on energy recovery, customers must be prepared to remain without electricity for an extended period of time.

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