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.
NSTAR customers remember the devastating impact of last October’s storm.
Police say a truck took down three poles and a tangle of wires early Tuesday morning and left the scene.
NStar is proposing lowering natural gas rates to their lowest level in a decade.
Nearly two years after the explosion that destroyed a home in Hyde Park, the legal fight is still raging and the homeowners are still waiting for someone to be held responsible.
A bird is being blamed for knocking out power to about 1500 people in Waltham on Saturday.
The Massachusetts attorney general is seeking nearly $10 million in fines from NStar for what she calls “inadequate” responses to two major storms last year.
National Grid could be facing more than $16 million in fines connected to its response to two major power outages last year.