Late Christmas Eve, Power Still Out for Over 125,000 Across New England

Crews are working to restore power to thousands across the region amid the bitter cold that has settled in following the storm

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Nearly all everyone in Massachusetts who had lost power had service restored by Saturday night, after a storm brought downpours and strong winds to the region, knocking down trees and power lines.

But more more than 125,000 people across New England was in the dark about an hour before Christmas.

Utility crews were working to restore power across the region amid the bitter cold that settled in following the storm. Frigid temperatures complicated the recovery effort, along with lingering high winds ahead of the holiday.

In New Hampshire, about 23,000 customers were still the dark at about 11 p.m. Saturday night. In Connecticut, roughly 5,000 customers didn't have power at about the same time.

In Vermont, around 14,000 customers were without power about 11 p.m., while over 83,000 Central Maine Power customers didn't have service -- the most region-wide, but still down from the hundreds of thousands.

The high tide and high winds brought ocean water pouring into the port city, where the airport went dark amid widespread power outages.

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