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Thousands Enter Seventh Day Without Power

By Christina Hager, WBZ-TV
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STURBRIDGE (CBS) – Some Massachusetts residents are facing a seventh day in a row without heat or lights.

“It went off Saturday night. In fact I was watching WBZ at the time,” says Nathan Abbott, as he stokes the flames in his fireplace in Sturbridge.

“My wife is getting a little antsy about it, but what can you do?”

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports

In Worcester, City Manager Michael O’Brien says the last jobs are the most complicated.

“These sites are difficult hills, there may be streams, brush. They have to hand-carry all the material in, poles, wires, transformers…it takes a long time.”

Police are warning people to be careful clearing debris from their property as power is slowly restored. They’re reminding people not to touch branches that could be sitting on live wires.

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