Howling high winds and whipping rain are causing power outages across Massachusetts.
National Grid has been hit with a $270,000 fine for delays in paying hundreds of Massachusetts workers after Hurricane Sandy.
Attorney General Martha Coakley is handing down a stern warning to National Grid after thousands of their local employees went unpaid for their work in New York following Hurricane Sandy.
State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for their response to two major storms in 2011.
More than 70,000 customers are still without power two days after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts. That’s down from just under 400,000.
There are still more than 36,000 customers without power in Massachusetts as of Wednesday afternoon.
Here are the latest power outages in Massachusetts and New Hampshire from Hurricane Sandy.
Widespread power outages could be a major problem for days, but the major utility companies say the response will be better than what customers saw last year.
Major utilities are promising to be ready this time around as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the region.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday that utilities have been given until Friday to submit their plans to the state for dealing with the storm.