Updated: NSTAR Reporting Over 3,000 Burlington Homes in the Dark

Is there power in your neighborhood?

Updated 6:45 p.m.

NSTAR is now reporting that 3,578 Burlington customers are now without power.

One good thing is that the National Weather Service is reporting it will be slightly warmer tonight than it has been recently. We should have an overnight low of around 60 degrees.

Still, if you have elderly neighbors please check on them if your area is out of power.

Original story:

Hurricane Sandy is leaving some Burlington residents in the dark.

According to NSTAR, there are currently 1,018 Burlington customers without power.

According to Burlington Patch readers, power is out on Wing Terrace, the Pine Glenn area, Forbes Avenue, Pinewold Avenue, Cedar Street and College Road.

Is the power out in your neighborhood? Let us know where power is out in the comments section below.

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Release from NSTAR:

As Hurricane Sandy began to impact Massachusetts late this morning NSTAR crews and contractors began their response to outages across the region.  The company is bracing for significant damage and power outages as the storm moves across the area.

In advance of the storm’s arrival, the company opened its emergency operations center this morning and staffed its regional work centers across the state.  Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as far away as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts.  These crews are already hard at work and will remain at the ready as the storm progresses.

NSTAR’s call center is fully staffed and ready to field customer calls. If a customer loses power, it is important they report their outage at once to NSTAR. Customers can report outages by calling 1-800-592-2000 or through www.nstar.com.

Safety Reminders – With the forecast calling for continued heavy rains and high winds, downed lines are a major safety concern. Customers are reminded to stay away from downed wires and assume any downed line is live and dangerous. Downed lines should be reported to NSTAR immediately at 1-800-592-2000.

NSTAR reminds customers that it is critical for their safety and the safety of line workers who will repair the electrical system that portable generators be installed correctly. To protect line workers, a generator should only be attached to the house wiring and completely isolated from the utility supply. Without proper isolation, power that is being generated through the home could also feed into the NSTAR electrical system, causing an unsafe situation for both line workers and neighbors. Please take care when installing a portable generator. For more generator safety tips, visit www.nstar.com and click the “generator safety” link on our homepage.

Staying Informed – During major power restoration efforts, NSTAR uses a variety of communication tools to keep the public informed. Customers can follow NSTAR on Twitter @nstar_news or on Facebook for real time updates. Customers can also access NSTAR’s outage map to see up-to-date outage information about their community.

Alexa October 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Hilltop drive has no power!
Joan Zink October 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Power out on Woodcrest Ave.
Christine October 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Paulson Drive, Fairfax and Arthur Woods Ave
Kerri Basile October 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Humboldt Ave has no power.
Lisa Wagner October 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Power out on lantern lane. What else is new
Joe Peluso October 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Carey Ave and Marion Rd
Rhoda October 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM
McCarthy Drive lost power at 5:00pm.
Maggie October 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Skelton/Moline out
Nicole October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Jefferson ave no power
Rose Manni October 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Rose Manni We have power on Kingsdale st. Very unusual!! Yay!
Rose Manni October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM
We have power on Kingsdale st. Off of Wheatland. Very unusual for us.
Frank Ursino October 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Glenwood / great pines / Leopold out. What's nstars estimate for getting it back up?
Allison Gill October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Daniel Drive is also out...well those of us in the middle of the street.
Jim Palmer October 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Power still out on Wing Terrace does anyone have a status of when it will be resorted?
Sheila Howard October 30, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Hallmark gardens out since about 6
Ian October 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Power on all of Bassett Ave has been out for over 2 hours
Paula Packard October 30, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Power out on Macon Rd
Shazia October 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Power out in lord baron park
salvana shakaib October 30, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Power still out at Davida road, since yesterday 5pm, any updates ?
Lauren October 30, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Does anyone have any updates on when the power may be turned back on?
Richard Hosford (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Hi Lauren, NSTAR does not have an exact time but stated crews are working. The number of Burlington residents without power does keep dropping. Here is a more updated version of the story that I will be updating through today - http://patch.com/A-zgdS
Sarah R. October 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Power is out on Sorelle Place
DP October 31, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Power still out on Arnold Terrace,& wing terrace. since Monday afternoon. It is day THREE without power. Other side of the street has power and when said that, we were told we are on different circuit. If you call them up, the answer is they are working on it, but do NOT see any NSTAR truck anywhere around FOR MILES. Does anybody know how to claim damages for this PLAYFUL delay by NSTAR. I wish we could file a joint SUIT against them for hardships and other damages.


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