LANCASTER – As of 5:04 p.m. Sunday, 12,748 Massachusetts residents were still without power, after severe thunderstorms tore through the state Friday and Saturday.
According to a state-sponsored power outage map, 12,183 of those power outages were National Grid customers, 565 were Eversource customers and none of the outages were attributed to Unitil.
According to WCVB.com, Middlesex and Essex counties were the hardest hit regions Friday. During the height of the storm in Essex County, the town of Andover reported that 79% of residents were without power and on Friday night, North Andover reported 46% of residents were without power.
In Middlesex County, a utility pole fell on top of a vehicle driving on Main Street in Acton during the storm and about 2/3 of Acton residents reported being without power when the storm came to an end.
In Suffolk County, a 31-year-old Dorchester woman is in critical condition after she was struck by lightning while walking her dog along the Savin Hill Beach boardwalk in Dorchester Saturday afternoon.
In Worcester County, all residents of Fort Pond in Lancaster were without power for over a day after a thunderstorm – that felt like a tornado at times – tore down powerlines on Fort Pond Road, near the YMCA, and elsewhere, at around 2:35 p.m. Friday.
According to WCVB.com, the following municipalities also reported significant power outages during the storm: Chelmsford, Carlisle, Bedford, Tewksbury, Lawrence, Boxford, Salisbury, Newbury, Westford, and Lincoln.