The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous winter weather conditions for our region beginning later this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday. Predictions are for 2” – 4” of snow today beginning after noon, 5” – 9” tonight, and another 1” of snow and sleet on Tuesday.
This morning, Eversource released the following public information notice, relative to recovery plans during and following the storm. Please note the guidance on how to report any outages:
We want to assure you that we take every storm very seriously, and we always hope that there is less impact than predicted.
By now, I’m sure everyone has heard the forecast for this afternoon through tomorrow and it isn’t very good.
We are preparing for a multi-day restoration effort in the storm’s aftermath.
We continue to operate under COVID-19 pandemic protocols and adhere to strict social distancing and safety measures. We work with the crews we bring in from other states and Canada to ensure they follow the very same protocols.
At present we have more than 400 line, tree and service crews pre-positioned throughout the state to try help a more timely restoration. Every Eversource employee has a storm role and is already in place performing those duties.
In the meantime, it is critical that you share any information you may have about a constituent who has health issues or could be stranded with your local emergency response officials.
I also want to urge everyone to stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately by calling 911. Be sure to report any outage online at Eversource.com or by calling 800-662-7764. For customers who signed up for our two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen. Please don’t assume someone else reported an outage….
Donna Gamache, Director, Governmental Affairs, Eversource