Many Still Without Power As State Cleans Up From Storm

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BOSTON (AP) — Utility crews are making steady progress restoring power in Massachusetts following the powerful nor'easter that brought hurricane-force wind gusts and coastal flooding to the region.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said about 137,000 electric customers remained in the dark as of late afternoon on Sunday, down from about 200,000 at the start of the day.

Still, officials say it could be midweek before everyone is back on line.

Schools will remain closed on Monday in several communities, including Weymouth. The city said several of its school buildings remained without power and its high school was being used as a shelter.

MEMA said the Civil Air Patrol planned to overfly the entire Massachusetts coast, including Cape Cod and the islands, on Monday to give officials a more extensive look at impacts from the storm.

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