City Power Restoration Efforts Continue Tonight; Residents Asked to Plan Ahead

From the Office of Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken (3PM): As many of you know, the power is out in certain areas of the City.  According to National Grid, we still have 3,600 customers without power (21% of our community) but the Gloucester DPW, Police Department, and Fire Department continue to work with National Grid crews around the clock to provide support and restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

We continue to work on clearing downed trees and wires.  Be aware of downed limbs and always assume that a downed wire is live: DO NOT touch any wires that have fallen.

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Given the widespread extent of the power outages and the uncertainty of whether power will be restored by this evening, it is important that all Gloucester residents either shelter in place or make the appropriate arrangements with family and friends as the temperature is supposed to drop during the evening hours.

Please check on any neighbors who are elderly or sick.  Power to our hospitals, senior homes and schools have been restored.  The Sawyer Free Library and the Rose Baker Senior Center will be available during regular working hours for our seniors who are in need of warmth and/or electronic charging stations.

All markets have power and are open for regular business hours.

To report any outages, please contact National Grid directly by calling their Outage Hot-Line: 1-800-465-1212

Additionally, customers can view the National Grid power outage reporting map: https://www.nationalgridus.com/MA-Home/Storms-Outages/Outage-Map

MEMA power outage reporting map: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

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