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    South Shore Families Seek Shelter After Storm

    Around Cape Cod there are currently three shelters open for people displaced from the storm, including the Barnstable Intermediate School. (Published Saturday, March 3, 2018)

    Eversource continued to restore power in Massachusetts coastal communities on Saturday, but with workers 30 feet in the air and the wind not letting up, the restoration process is proving to be difficult.

    Eversource is reporting that it could take them until early next week to make all of the needed repairs.

    Around Cape Cod there are currently three shelters open for people displaced from the storm, including the Barnstable Intermediate School.

    The shelter is good news for Kemesha Edwards, who says she lost power and spent the night huddled in one bed with her husband and two children.

    “I’ve been so stressed out trying to call friends and see if they’ll take us because I was checking the shelter status like all day and it said closed," Edwards said. "So finally at five I see it popped up open and I was excited.”

    The other shelters open on Cape Cod are Cape Cod Tech School in Harwich and Falmouth High School.

    In the meantime, there is still plenty of work to do around areas like Mashpee.

    On Saturday, there was a utility pole fire and Pimlico Pond Road needed to be shut down.

    Eversource told NBC10 Boston that the wind was so strong that they needed to stop and wait for it to calm down.

    Eversource has about 160,000 customers without power as of Saturday night, primarily on the Cape and South Shore.

    More than 200 workers are expected to come from Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Canada to help get the power back on.

    "At first we knew it was going to be bad, but we didn't know the wind was going to be at the extent it was last night," a spokesperson for Eversource said. "I think that took everyone by surprise."

    Eversource continued to restore power on Saturday, but with the wind not letting up the restoration process is proving to be difficult.

    Eversource is reporting that it could take them until early next week to make all of the needed repairs.

    Around Cape Cod, there are currently three shelters open for people displaced from the storm, including the Barnstable Intermediate School.

    In the meantime, there is still plenty of work to do around areas like Mashpee.

    On Saturday, there was a utility pole fire and Pimlico Pond Road needed to be shut down.

    Eversource told NBC 10 that the wind was so strong that they needed to stop and wait for it to calm down.

    Eversource has about 160,000 customers without power as of Saturday night, primarily on the Cape and South Shore.

    More than 200 workers are expected to come from Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Canada on Monday to help get the power back on.

    "At first we knew it was going to be bad, but we didn't know the wind was going to be at the extent it was last night," a spokesperson for Eversource said. "I think that took everyone by surprise."

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