High Winds and Waves

On February 7, rain and high winds hit Southeastern Massachusetts, resulting in thousands of electrical outages. The hardest hit in the Tri-Town area was Rochester with more than 500 Eversource customers reporting wires down and service interruptions from mid-afternoon into the night. Gusts of over 70 miles per hour were reported by the National Weather Service. Rochester’s Highway Department was on the job for approximately 24 hours removing trees. “We finished around 10 (pm) last night and all roads are currently open,” stated Rochester Highway Surveyor Jeff Eldridge late afternoon on February 8. Marion and Mattapoisett fared far better during the service interruption with only around 20 customers each reporting no electrical service. Photos by Marilou Newell & Bertram Zarins 

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