Over 250,000 Still Without Power In Mass.

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — About 250,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses remain without power days after an October nor’easter dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas.

As of 10 p.m., National Grid reports that 159,381 of its more than 1.2 million customers in the state remain without electricity.

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. reports that about 83,000 of its 212,000 customers don’t have electricity.

About 12,000 NStar customers don’t have power, while under 1,000 of Unitil’s Massachusetts customers are without electricity.

Check: NStar’s Town-By-Town Estimates (.pdf)

Utility officials say it could be several days before everyone is back online.

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