Power Outages Possible Throughout Duration Of Friday Winter Storm

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Power outages remain a concern as a winter weather storm brings cold and icy conditions to Massachusetts.

“We’ve been preparing for this,” said Chris MacKinnon with Eversource. “We’ve got our crews out there."

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MacKinnon said Friday’s system is much different from the one that pelted the northeast last weekend. Aside from the combination of sleet, freezing rain, snow and wind, there could be another reason for multiple power outages.

“Accidents into utility poles are a big cause of power outages in storms like this,” MacKinnon explained. “If you are on the roads, take it extremely slowly and be safe.”

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This message also goes for crews who are working to restore power to impacted areas.

“They’re going to have to take it slow to stay safe as well,” MacKinnon added.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) keeps track of all known power outages in the state and updates their results throughout the day. At the time of this posting there were more than 2,400 Massachusetts residents without power.

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