On Saturday afternoon Eversource said its line and tree crews, including out-of-state crews, continue to restore power after widespread damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.
While adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols, Eversource announced that 1,700 field crews working around the clock had restored more than 740,000 customers.
Eversource said they expect 90% of customers will have power restored by Sunday evening.
Customers can log in to the Eversource website to find the updated list of restoration times for their towns on eversource.com.
The energy company has identified about 250 miles of downed wire to be repaired. It has also replaced more than 1,000 broken utility poles, 400 damaged transformers, removed more than 4,300 trees, and cleared more than 1,200 blocked roads. Utility crews from as far away as Canada, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana are also assisting.
Eversource also urges any customers who are without power and using a generator to be sure it’s located well away from their home or business and that they’re using a transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician.
The energy company also reminds customers to be cautious while continuing with their own storm clean up – be careful moving or cutting tree limbs and look for any wires that may be entangled in debris. Customers should always treat any downed power lines as live, stay at least 10 feet away and report them to 9-1-1.