COHASSET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Thousands of homes and businesses are still without power all across Massachusetts two days after the first nor'easter of the season.
The storm brought rain and heavy, hurricane-force wind gusts along much of the coast and eastern Massachusetts, with the brunt of the storm being in the south shore and Cape Cod areas. Fallen trees and power lines lead to nearly 500,000 customers without power across the state.
While that number has gone down drastically, Chris McKinnon of Eversource told WBZ they're hoping they can have power restored to most of the state by this Saturday at 6 p.m.
"It's definitely a tough situation out there and we appreciate everyone's patience as our crews continue working around the clock," McKinnon said.
While some businesses have power back now, that does not necessarily mean that everything is back and fully operational. WBZ's James Rojas was in Cohasset where a gas station has power but is still having issues.
The gas station located near Route 3 and Beachwood Street in Cohasset has its lights on, but there's gas coming from the pumps. Bob Fiore said the issue stems from the gas pumps and the cash register not communicating after the power came back on.
"Something electrical must have gotten fried when the power came back on," Fiore said. "There's no communication between the register and the pumps."
The Dunkin' location inside the gas station is also facing issues. They have a limited menu available, with items that have eggs and dairy off-limits until Sunday.
"We only have English muffins with peanut butter and jelly right now and coffee with almond milk," a Dunkin' employee told WBZ's James Rojas. "Right now we're just trying to keep the people safe."
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.