Hurricane Sandy: Power Outages Peak At More Than 500,000 In Mass & NH
BOSTON (CBS) – High winds are expected all day Monday into early Tuesday across southern New England as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast.
Here are the latest facts and figures related to the storm:
National Grid is reporting about 236,000 customers without power, most in eastern Massachusetts.
NStar has about 137,000 without electricity.
Check: NStar Power Outage Map
Unitil has about 3,000 outages in Massachusetts and about 38,000 in New Hampshire.
PSNH is reporting about 136,000 outages in New Hampshire.
Related: Emergency Utility Numbers, Links
The Tobin Bridge inbound is closed Monday night but will be open for Tuesday morning’s commute.
The MBTA suspended service as of 2 p.m.
Toll collectors on the Tobin Bridge were evacuated Monday afternoon because of the high wind gusts.
The Steamship Authority suspended all ferry service for the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Monday due to the high tides and rough seas.
Logan Airport is currently open, but thousands of flights have been cancelled nationally due to the storm.
All Amtrak service on the Northeast corridor was cancelled Monday.
Schools across the state were closed Monday and some have called off classes for Tuesday. You can see the latest closings list here.
Simon Malls closed several local malls early Monday afternoon.
The Red Cross has opened six shelters:
- Durfee High School in Fall River
- Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
- Nauset High School
- Newbury Elementary
- Sandwich High School
- Weymouth High School
A regional shelter will also be opened at Attleboro High School at 5pm.