Massive blackout leaves nearly three-quarters of Quincy without power


Power was restored to most of the city by 10 p.m.

Nearly three-quarters of the town of Quincy lost power Wednesday night. MEMA

Nearly three-quarters of the town of Quincy lost power Wednesday night due to a major storm that brought high winds and heavy rain.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), 72% of the city was without power as of 7 p.m., or more than 43,000 people.

Electricity in Quincy is supplied by National Grid, and as of 10 p.m. power was restored to most of the city, according to MEMA.

At its peak, more than 46,000 people in Massachusetts were without power.

Lincoln, which is powered by Eversource, also experienced a major outage, causing 37% of the city to go dark and affecting 975 people.

Sharon, Haverhill and Bourne also experienced significant outages, with 15%, 13% and 17% of municipalities losing power respectively. The Haverhill outage affected more than 3,700 people, while Bourne affected almost 2,000 and Sharon more than 1,000.

Eversource supplies Bourne and Sharon, while National Grid is responsible for Haverhill.

Winds reached up to 54 mph on Wednesday, according to local meteorologists, but the rain began to subside around 9.30 p.m.


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