Blizzard Of 2015: All Of Nantucket, Thousands More Without Power

BOSTON (CBS) — Power companies reported thousands of outages in Massachusetts Tuesday morning as the Blizzard of 2015 slammed the state with high winds and heavy snow.

All of Nantucket was without power shortly before 9 a.m., police said. Most of the outages were reported in the southeastern part of the state, especially Cape Cod and the Islands, where winds were expected to gust up to 85 mph.

Read: Blizzard Of 2015 Shuts Down Pilgrim Nuclear Station In Plymouth

NSTAR reported 15,372 customer outages just before 5 p.m. Sandwich, Falmouth, and Brewster were seeing the highest number of outages, according to NSTAR.

National Grid reported 11,488 outages.

Read: Tips For Staying Safe During The Blizzard Of 2015

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has listed a number of a shelters that will be open for anyone needing assistance during the storm:

Independent/Locally Operated
Acushnet
Boxford
Braintree
Brookline
Cambridge
Carver
Fairhaven
Hanover
Lakeville
Lynnfield
Marshfield
New Bedford
Newburyport
Salisbury
Scituate
Waltham
West Newbury

Locally-Operated/Red Cross Supported
Barnstable
Eastham
Fall River
Falmouth
Harwich
Sandwich
Weymouth
Yarmouth

Red Cross Managed
Lowell
Methuen
Northampton
Plymouth
Tisbury
Worcester

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