About 144,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts were left without electricity Saturday afternoon as the Blizzard of 2013 moved out to sea, leaving nearly three feet of snow in some communities.
Howling high winds and whipping rain are causing power outages across Massachusetts.
NStar issued a warning Wednesday about a growing scam that’s targeting its electricity customers.
State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for their response to two major storms in 2011.
A large section of Cambridge was without power after a transmission problem.
NSTAR says it is sending an additional 40 crews to help with power restoration in New York.
For those still without power, frustration is starting to build, especially as their friends and neighbors get their electricity back.
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.
The last time a major storm rolled through town, trees toppled power lines and it took days for NStar to restore power to hundreds of customers.