MEMA Situational Awareness Statement: Winter Storm: Power Outage Update

DATE: March 13, 2018

TIME: 10:15 AM

SUBJECT: March 13, 2018 Winter Storm: Power Outage Update


Wetter, heavier snow along and southeast of the Boston – Providence corridor, coupled with 50-65 mph wind gusts, will result in an enhanced risk for tree damage and power outages. The greatest risk for power outages remains across southeast Plymouth County and the Cape and Islands where the heavy wet snow and strong winds will persist the longest. The wet snow along the Boston to Providence corridor will become drier as the day goes on, but initially the wet snow and strong winds may result in an increased likelihood of power outages in this area.

Outside of this area, the snow is expected to be much drier in nature compared to the last storm, so widespread tree damage/power outages are NOT expected in this area. Isolated power outages are still possible along the coast from strong winds.

Travel conditions are anticipated to be difficult for restoration crews and forecast wind gusts may impede restoration efforts.

Eversource and National Grid have representatives present along with DPU at the SEOC.

There are a total of 108,925 customer outages statewide as of 10:15 AM.

*   National Grid: 41,146

*   Eversource East: 67,779

*   Eversource West: 0

*   Unitil: 0

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