We lost power a little after 11 PM last night. Latest from utility co. is 12 noon for possible restoration. Supposedly only 32 customers in our area, so I figure we will be on bottom of list. We got the generator hooked up & plenty of gas so am not too concerned.
Our power//phones/internet was knocked out for two hours. Murphy's Law said that as soon as I started up the generator, the power would come back on. That's what happened. Kudos to National Grid for restoring it so quickly.
There are currently over 50,000 outages in our region. There are three in neighboring towns, each affecting over 100 homes. One looks to be within a mile or two of my neighborhood.
Still howling like a freight train out there. Nothing big down in my yard (yet), at least not close enough to see it from the house in the dark. Went out with a flashlight and decided that was not a good plan...
Im more prepared than ever.Three power outages in three weeks (36hr,24hr,24hr)Two were big explosions from transformers. My only complaint is that I cant get a car out.To much snow for little tractor,4WD truck has a bad harmonic balancer,happy I finally figured that out,but now I wont drive it.
Power came back on sometime around noon. The wife had shut generator down when she left in morning but did not throw main breaker on. When she got home around 2:30, she threw main breaker & power was there.
Not a lot of damage around by us except for the tree that fell on power lines that caused our outage.
A bunch of smaller branches down, I'll need to clear them off the drive before the 3-5" snow predicted for Wednesday night get here so nothing clogs the blower. It supposed to be cold enough so it will be light fluffy stuff. I see a couple of trees out in the woods that blew over, but they were already pretty dead, so no surprise. Had some big stuff come down in eastern Mass, one tree pretty much cut a house in two! Luckily no one was hurt. Our area had a massive ice storm about 10 years ago that brought a lot of weak trees down, and they've been pretty aggressive keeping stuff back from the lines. After that storm everyone ran and got generators, we have an automatic 14k, and since then we haven't really lost power too much.