Thousands without power as Nor’easter hits western Massachusetts

Eversource spokesperson Priscilla Ress discusses the efforts to restore power to thousands of customers after a Nor'easter hits western Massachusetts.
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 7:08 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2023 at 12:36 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Thousands of customers are without power amid a Nor’easter that is bringing heavy, wet snow to the region.

As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eversource reported that over 21,700 outages in western Massachusetts. Some of the hardest hit communities include Dalton, Pittsfield, Becket, Ashfield, Shelburne, Easthampton, Conway, Southampton, Southwick. and Amherst.

Meanwhile, National Grid reported over 12,500 outages across the four western Massachusetts counties. Among their service territory, some of the communities with the most outages include Cheshire, Lenox, West Stockbridge, Charlemont, Shutesbury, and Northampton.