BOSTON (CBS) – Eversource crews are standing by throughout the region in the event of potential widespread outages due to snow and high winds.

The highest number of power outages reported by Eversource as of 2 p.m. are in Marshfield where 2,025 customers are in the dark.

Eversource reports 1,609 customers without power in Cambridge, 1,134 in New Bedford, 536 customers in Plymouth, and 126 in Boston.

Mike Durand of Eversource said extra crews are standing by for potential issues.

“We’re staffed up for what we heard is coming,” said Durand. “It’s going to be a wide variety of weather across our service area. We have crews and contractors crews, tree crews, all ready to go when called on.”

Due to anticipated heavy and wet snow in some areas, along with winds of 50 mph or higher, Durand said Eversource is “expecting we’ll have significant damage to the system.”

“We urge our customers, time is getting short, to take extra precautions themselves. Particularly in light of the extreme cold temperatures that are expected to follow this storm,” said Durand.

Customers can report power outages by calling (800) 592-2000, or by visiting the Eversource website.


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