Tuesday, October 30, 2012
NSTAR reports that some customers have lost power due to Hurricane Sandy.
Update: As of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, NSTAR reports there are still 754 Medfield customers (or 15.71 percent) without power. Do you have power? More than one-third of Medfield's NSTAR customers were without power when they went to bed Monday night. As of late Monday evening, 1,826 (or 38 percent) of Medfield's NSTAR 4,799 customers were without power. NSTAR's has been maintaining an outage map for those customers affected by Hurricane Sandy. The list shows the total number of NSTAR customers in each town; the reported number of NSTAR customers without power; and the percentage of NSTAR customers reported without power. According to the map, a total of 139,184 (or 12 percent) of NSTAR's 1,151,085 Massachusetts customers were without …
Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as far away as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts.
As Hurricane Sandy began to impact Massachusetts late Monday morning, NSTAR crews and contractors began their response to outages across the region. The company was bracing for significant damage and power outages as the storm moved across the area. In advance of the storm’s arrival, the company opened its emergency operations center this morning and staffed its regional work centers across the state. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as far away as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts. These crews are already hard at work and will remain at the ready as the storm progresses. NSTAR’s call center is fully staffed and ready to field customer calls. If a customer loses power, it is …
The president of National Grid offered an update on Monday afternoon about the company's preparedness and response to Hurricane Sandy.
There are more than 1,300 electric crews on the ground in Massachusetts ready to restore power in the National Grid service area once Hurricane Sandy blows through. That’s according to Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. She met with the press on Monday afternoon in a conference call for about 20 minutes where she said the company has been preparing for Hurricane Sandy since last Monday. As of mid afternoon Monday, the hardest hit areas included Quincy on the South Shore and Salem on the North Shore, she said. “Many utilities have been able to send crews and they are here,” she said. National Grid’s 16,000 employees are “all hands on deck,” from line crews to office staff, who are working to coordinate lodging for the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Use caution traversing Medfield today.
Traffic lights are out and trees are down all around town, please use caution. This is what we've learned so far. If you hear or see of any updates, tell us in the comments below. Business updates: Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here