Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

Crews Tackle Outages, Power Still Out For 175,000 In Mass.

More than a quarter of a million Massachusetts electric customers and another 35,000 New Hampshire customers are still without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.


Holbrook (credit: Karen Delrosso)

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power After Irene

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were still without power Monday, a day after Tropical Storm Irene hit New England.


Governor Patrick at the MEMA bunker,  August 26, 2011. (Photo Courtesy: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Patrick: Most Homes Should Have Power Tonight

About half-a-million homes and businesses across Massachusetts were still without power Monday, but Gov. Deval Patrick said most should have electricity restored soon.


Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

Complete Power Restoration Could Take Up To One Week

T.S. Irene knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers across New England Sunday, and one official said it could be out as long as a week for some of those customers.


Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

The heavy, wet snow from the April Fools’ storm brought down power lines Friday, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.


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Electric Companies Get Ready For Potential Outages

After getting slammed with extended outages during an ice storm two years ago, electric customers are worried about the inclement weather Tuesday.


The December 2008 Ice Storm in Worcester (WBZ-TV photo)

Worcester County Braces For Possible Ice Storm

Unitil, the public utility that took heat for leaving many ratepayers in the cold after the 2008 ice storm in north central Massachusetts, is advising customers in that area to prepare for ice-rated power outages tomorrow.


Unitil Asks For Rate Cut

  FITCHBURG (CBS) – Unitil Corporation has asked the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for lower customer rates for the 2010-11 winter months. Unitil, which provides natural gas and electricity to people throughout New England, wants to lower […]


Unitil presents new emergency plan

Officials with an electric utility that came under intense criticism for its response to an ice storm that paralyzed central Massachusetts two years ago say they have developed a new emergency response plan.