Orleans NSTAR Customers Lose Power After Storm

lightbulbsORLEANS – Electric customers in the Town of Orleans bore the brunt of last night’s storm on the Cape. Heavy winds and rain broke branches off trees throughout the region and knocked out power to dozens of households.

But 117 NSTAR customers were still without power this morning. Crews were on the scene this morning, and power was expected to be restored by 11:30 a.m., according to NSTAR spokesman Rhiannon D’Angelo.

During the course of the storm, 1,400 customers on the Cape lost power and those customers were scattered throughout the Cape, she said.

“The Cape was not the hardest hit,” she said.

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She said, 32,000 customers lost power between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday in NSTAR’s service area, which includes Cape Cod, Boston and the South Coast.

Of those, 30,000 customers had their story restored by mid-morning.