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JP Storm Central: 1,200 Power Outages in Boston

Turns out we really are getting a snowstorm. Share your experiences here.

9:57 a.m. Sunday: There are 1,200 homes without power in Boston, according to the city's Alert Boston system. Further, they say to expect it to take a long time for restorations. Via Twitter, I'm seeing a few scattered reports of JP outages.

9:53 a.m. Sunday: The Mass. Emergency Management Agency reports that as of 9 a.m., 658,486 customers are without power. According to Channel 5, that puts the storm into Hurricane Irene territory as far as power cuts are concerned. There were 750,000 during Irene.

9:44 a.m. Sunday: Well, durn. The official snow total at Logan is 1.0 inch, according to Terry Eliasen at WBZ. That means we missed beating the record, which was 1.1 inches.

9:41 a.m. Sunday: Well, it wasn't the four inches we might have gotten. Seems to be melting rapidly, too.

11:38 p.m. Saturday: The Mass. Emergency Management Agency reports statewide power outages stood at 364,452 (as of 11 p.m.)

11:26 p.m. Saturday: A Forest Hills resident with the Twitter handle TrainMon! is reporting a power outage. At Weld Hill and Wachusett in Forest Hills we still have power.

11:10 p.m. Saturday: The storm that has caused widespread power outages across the state is bringing wet snow to JP, weighing down limbs and making streets treacherous.

Share you storm experiences with fellow JP residents here. You can upload photos, give updates on your street's situation via comments, or email Patch editor Chris Helms at chrish@patch.com.

gretchen van ness October 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Early walk at Peters Hill and there are some branches down and a couple of inches of snow on the ground. The dogs loved it!
Karla Vallance October 30, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Heard from one fellow JPer that power was out for about an hour last night, although mine never went out. We sure are fortunate compared to some other communities. For some reason, we seem to get hit much less with power outages. Do others agree?

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