For Bruce Hanney, it was quite the sight: A convoy of National Grid trucks pulling down his North Andover street.
"That's a relief," Hanney said.
Hanney's power, like many in this area, went out on Monday morning. Since then, he's tried to get by.
"Neighbors have been good, we have good neighbors here, we work together to get the people from down the end of the street to get them out," he said. "We've been handling it the best we can."
That is why he was so relieved to see the National Grid crews on his street.
"They told us tomorrow so, my wife said she saw them here last night checking things out, so we were hoping they would come today," he said.
For George Breen and his National Grid team, the work has been constant since Monday.
"Very busy, lots of things going on, we get our orders, we finish one we go on to the next spot," Breen said. "You do see a light at the end of the tunnel."
In Andover, no power meant no school for the third day in a row.
"It has been a busy and difficult couple of days for the community," Town Manager Andrew Flanagan said. "We are frustrated, it's been a difficult period of time for the community, but we are doing our best."
Flanagan said school leaders would decide about school for Thursday either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.
Cord O'Hara, president of National Grid Massachusetts, said Wednesday that National Grid hoped to have all power restored by Thursday night.