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.
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.