Public Hearings on Utility Companies and Storm Preparedness

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.

Massachusetts and Utilities Respond to October Nor’easter

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.

Western Mass Cleans Up After Powerful Storm

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.