Thousands of people were left without power across Massachusetts early Saturday after a winter storm battered the Bay State with heavy rain Friday.
As of around 8:10 a.m. Saturday, 1,702 customers of the state’s four power companies were without electricity, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA) power outage map, which updates every 15 to 30 minutes with new data on households, businesses and other buildings without power.
Franklin County had the highest amount of customers without power in the state, with 570 outages reported. Berkshire County had the second-highest at 528, and Hampshire County had the third-highest at 423, the map showed.
Earlier in the morning, around 7:50 a.m., in Central Massachusetts, Worcester County had 124 outages, 120 of which were reported in the city of Worcester, according to MEMA’s map. As of around 8:10 a.m., however, there were only 21 outages in county.
The only counties unaffected were Dukes and Nantucket counties, which make up the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as Norfolk County.
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Western Massachusetts Eversource had 1,121 total reported outages as of 8:10 a.m., and Eastern Massachusetts Eversource had 89. National Grid had 491 customers without electricity, and UNITIL had only one.