Updated at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, February 9th, 2015. The week has begun with yet another major winter storm hitting much of New England. A winter storm warning is in effect for nearly all of Massachusetts and northern Connecticut through 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Fallen trees and power lines plus lightning led to power outages and closed roads.
Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts has become the principal New England staging area for federal emergency management officials as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast.
A hurricane currently moving north from the Bahamas could potentially hit the Northeast early next week as a tropical storm.
Massachusetts residents unhappy with the response to the October storm that knocked out power to so many of them will get their chance to weigh in with utility regulators. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities announced Wednesday its schedule for public hearings as part of its investigation into preparations for the storm.
Electric utility officials say it may take two days to a week to get service restored to about half-a-million customers in Massachusetts, following Saturday's damaging snow storm. New England Public Radio's Kari Njiiri reports.
Sandra Ahearn is a spokesperson for Western Mass Electric Company, which had150,000 customers lose power during the storm. She says the scope and scale of the outages is unprecedented in the utility's history.
Northwestern Massachusetts and southern Vermont residents are cleaning up fallen trees, debris, and downed power lines after a powerful thunderstorm ripped through the Northeast Wednesday night. As of 3:30PM 18,000 Western Massachusetts Electric Company’s customers were without power. That’s down from 30,000 earlier today. As WFCR’s Peter Moskowitz reports, the storm was one of the most destructive residents have seen in a long time.