55,000 Massachusetts Homes And Businesses Without Power 2 Days After Storm

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — About 55,000 homes and business across Massachusetts were still without power Tuesday night after a weekend storm brought violent winds and torrential rains to the region.

Read: MEMA Power Outage Update

Eversource said it hopes power restoration to be “substantially complete by midnight tonight.”

The lack of power forced several school districts to cancel classes for a second consecutive day, while many towns postponed trick-or-treating until the weekend.

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A hanging utility pole at the intersection of Lowell Street and School Street in Methuen. (Photo credit: Chief Joseph Solomon –
Methuen Police)

Dracut Deputy Police Chief David Chartrand says many intersections in town have no functioning street lights, putting the safety of children at risk.

Read: Power Outage Safety Tips

Most major roads are open, but many side streets in some towns remain closed because of downed trees and flooding.

More than 100,000 customers were still without power in New Hampshire Tuesday morning–and in Maine, with around 400,000 without power, MEMA officials said they believe it is the largest power outage in the state’s history.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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