Still thousands powerless

Posted: December 19, 2008 by datechguy in local stuff

Well last night I was over a friend’s house in Leominster and was treated to the single best game of Talisman that I’ve ever seen played. I came home to a welcome sight of power in three nearby houses that were powerless when I left and the cut off telephone phone that has been hanging by wires and broken trees replaced.

However I ran into my cousin at the bank this morning and his road is still without power as of this morning:

As of Wednesday night about 65 percent of Fitchburg residents regained power, leaving about 6,220 residents without, according to a spokeswoman from the power company. But power company officials warned that damage from the storm could prevent power despite restoration of service.

Lunenburg has it much worse:

Six days after an ice storm battered the town, many residents in Lunenburg are growing frustrated as they wait for Unitil to restore power to their homes.

“Unitil is estimating it will takes until Friday to restore power to the vast majority of residents in town,” Lunenburg Police Chief Daniel Bourgeois said.

Bourgeois said about 48 percent of the town was still without power on Wednesday.

A foot of new snow this afternoon isn’t going to help either.

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