Spring Storm Causing Power Outages, MBTA Delays

A spring storm is hitting New England Sunday morning, resulting in reduced visibility and slick road conditions.

As the storm transitions from a snow to wind event, MassDot Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin said about 1,300 pieces of equipment have been rolled out to respond to downed trees and power lines. He urges people to use common sense as sporadic whiteout conditions are still prevalent.  

As of approximately 11:20 a.m., National Grid reports there are 300 active outages affecting more than 10,600 customers. Eversource reports 11,016 customer outages in Eastern Massachusetts and just over 11,000 in Connecticut.

By 5:30 p.m, 1,906 eastern Massachusetts Eversource customers remained without power, as did 308 in the western part of the state. There were still 1,114 outages among New Hampshire customers and 4,055 in Connecticut.

National Grid reported around the same time that 4,360 customers remained without power.

All MBTA bus routes are experiencing delays in service. A shuttle bus is transporting passengers due to a large downed tree near Chestnut Hill on the Green Line D branch.

Amtrak also said service on the northeast corridor is currently suspended. No word yet on when it will be restored.

For a period of time on Sunday morning, the speed limit was reduced to 40 mph on the Massachusetts Turnpike from the New York border to Westborough Exit 11A. That restriction has since been lifted. Speed limits were also reduced on a stretch of the Maine Turnpike.

So far, no major accidents have been reported, though there have been some crashes and spinouts across the region.

Boston's Logan Airport reports 15 cancellations and delays for arrivals and 25 for departures. 

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