Clean-up and Recovery the Order of the Day

Recovery and clean-up continues today for Cape Cod and the Islands in the wake of the Blizzard of 2018.

As of Wednesday morning, roughly 100,000 Eversource customers were without power while all of Nantucket lost power for about three hours on Tuesday at the height of the storm.

Barnstable County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Sean O’Brien, appearing on the Ed Lambert show with guest host, Mark Forest, says there will be no shortage of utility crews working to restore power.

O’Brien says 217 crews from Eversource are expected to be on Cape to help restore power to the roughly 100,000 homes and businesses currently without. O’Brien says in addition, 73 tree crews will be coming to the Cape today to help get powerlines out of the trees and roadways.

For those without power, three emergency shelters have been opened. The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee has opened shelters in Sandwich, Hyannis, and Harwich.

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to be in Barnstable this afternoon to meet with members of the Cape and Islands delegation to hold a roundtable discussion on the recovery from the Blizzard.


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