Hundreds of Thousands in Dark in Central Mass. - NECN

Hundreds of Thousands in Dark in Central Mass.



    Hundreds of thousands in dark in Central Mass.

    Tree limbs result in many power failures, stranded travelers (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Julie Loncich: Auburn, Mass.) - The lack of power is disrupting routines in central Massachusetts, where hundreds of thousands are without power and may be for several days or even a week or more.

    In Connecticut, the record for the number of storm-related power failures --- set during Hurricane Irene two months ago --- was broken.

    Major highways are clear, but passengers on an Amtrak train in central Massachusetts spent the night stranded on a Boston-bound trip.

    Tree limbs laden with heavy, wet snow snapped under the weight and caused most of the power failures as people made snowmen with jack-o'-lantern heads in honor of the unusual late-October snowfall.