(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Marshfield, Mass.) - From Marshfield to Cape Cod, thousands are hoping these are the last hours they have to wait it out in the dark and cold.
"The power has been out for several days. We are going on 92 hours right now," said Heidi Macone from her dark front porch.
So utility and tree crews were a welcome sight on the street in Sandwich Tuesday afternoon.
"Very excited. I'd bake them cookies if I had an oven that worked," Macone said.
Sandwich Public Schools superintendent Dr. Richard Canfield cancelled school for the rest of the week. It's a boon for many students, but maybe not so much for parents.
"My thoughts are mixed," said parent Louise Wack. "My son is extremely happy not to have to be in school. I'm pleased that the superintendent has made the decision for the safety of the children."
Dr. Canfield says problems with the generator at the high school and water damage at a K- 8 school forced the decision. The students will return to school on Feb. 25, after February vacation.
Those who remain without power are now in the minority in their communities, but after trudging through four nights by candle and flashlights that's no consolation to them.