High winds predicted to cause power outages on Monday afternoon
A powerful wind and rain storm is expected Monday, as the National Weather Service predicts gusts of wind up to 60 to 65 miles per hour are possible, especially in the afternoon.
Eversource reported that outages are likely, and even with crews at the ready across the state, social distancing measures are likely to delay power restoration times.
“With many customers working remotely and students relying on technology for distance learning during this unprecedented time, we recognize how important it is to have reliable power,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Doug Foley. “Working under the challenging conditions related to the pandemic, our crews are positioned around the state and ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by Monday’s storm. Our team will work around-the-clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible – yet some restorations may take longer as we work to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”
During and after the storm, stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Outages can be reported online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-592-2000.