Over 100,000 Without Power in New England Due to Snow and Ice Storm

Over 100,000 customers lost electricity across New England Monday

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Tens of thousands of people were without power on Monday across Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a snow and ice storm continues to blast the region.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency was reporting 20,000 customers without electricity at 7:45 p.m., mostly in the northern and western parts of the state, though there were also some scattered outages in Greater Boston and on the Cape. That number held through much of Monday night, with the lights out for just over 20,000 customers around 11 p.m.

National Grid issued a list of tips reminding people not to touch downed power lines, to stock up on bottled water, to report power outages online and to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance.

In New Hampshire, the situation is a bit worse. Eversource was reporting about 67,000 outages as of around 11:15 p.m., with the Amherst/Merrimack area particularly hard hit. New Hampshire Electric Co-op reported another 4,200 or so customers without electricity. Unitil's site was not responding late Monday night, but early in the evening, it was reporting another 2,500 outages.

Green Mountain Power in Vermont is reporting about 4,800 outages, and Central Maine Power has nearly 35,000 customers without electricity.

Eversource in Connecticut was reporting 1,300, with the number falling below 500 Monday night. Rhode Island was only reporting a handful of outages earlier Monday.

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