BOSTON – Utilities crews on Thursday worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in New England after Norrester hit the coast with hurricane-force winds.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 300,000 customers were out of service Thursday morning. Hundreds of other outages have been reported in Rhode Island.
The utilities said it could take days before electricity is fully restored in some areas of southeastern Massachusetts.
Strongest storm the storm It was clocked at 94 mph (151 mph) on Martha’s Vineyard, officials said.
Some schools in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island canceled classes Thursday as cleaning continued and residents counted the damage.
In Quincy, Massachusetts, a storm blew off the roof of an apartment complex, forcing occupants of 12 units to stay in a hotel, WBZ news radio mentioned. In nearby Weymouth, the Red Cross has opened a shelter to residents who have lost power.
In New Jersey, a driver was killed and another injured in Morris Township when a tree limb fell. The authorities in New York, too Kayaker’s corpse recovered who disappeared Tuesday off Long Island.