Eversource Crews Working Around the Clock to Restore Power

HYANNIS –Power recovery efforts continue around the clock on Cape Cod, with hundreds of line and tree workers restoring electricity after this week’s major nor’easter.

At the height, more than 120,000 Eversource customers were in the dark.

By early Thursday morning, the numbers were down to between 24 to 25-thousand without power.

Eversource officials have said their distribution system suffered extensive damage from the high winds and heavy wet snow falling on the lines.

Eversource Regional Electric Operations President Craig Hallstrom said more than 500 line crews are working the outages across Cape Cod.

“We have all of our assessors out on the system and wire guards, working communities on downed wires across road trying to make safe,” he said.

It also didn’t appear the system was as badly crippled as it was in the first storm.

“It doesn’t look at this point to be as severe as Riley, so that will help us with speed of restoration,” said Hallstrom.

Eversource has brought in help from as far away as Louisiana and Arizona.

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