Eversource crews close to restoring power to all of Wareham

Mar 04, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Traffic signals at the intersection of Tobey Road and Cranberry Highway without power Saturday morning.

Eversource crews have made significant progress in restoring power to Wareham following Friday's powerful nor'easter. As of Sunday at 10 p.m., 26 percent of Wareham, or 3,772 electrical customers, were still without power.

On Saturday, the power company reported that 99 percent of residents were in the dark for most of the day.

Saturday afternoon, an alert from Eversource reported that due to significant damage, "some customers may experience extended outages."

“Eversource tree and line crews, assisted by thousands of support personnel, are working non-stop to repair the destruction caused by the high winds, rain and snow that continue to sweep through the region today,” Eversource said in a statement. “The damage caused by the storm is extensive and widespread.”

To check an estimated time of power restoration for your neighborhood, visit www.eversource.comand click on “My Outage Status.”

Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Customers can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000.

Anyone smelling the odor of natural gas due to broken lines should report it immediately to Eversource at 1-800-592-2000. Natural gas is non-toxic, colorless, tasteless, and odorless and has a distinctive, pungent odor – similar to rotten eggs – added so it can provide an easily recognized warning that gas is escaping.

Additionally, customers who are using a generator are reminded to be sure the generator is located well away from their home or business and that the transfer switch is working properly.

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