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More than 50,000 people were without power due to a snowstorm in Massachusetts

Strong winds prevented the work of those in charge of the public service, who were trying to restore power in the city, this Saturday.

Veronica Morao
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More than 50,000 people were without power due to a snowstorm in Massachusetts

The eastern United States was affected by the blizzard that wreaked havoc. As a result, more than 50,000 people were left without power, mostly in the South Shore region and the Cape Cod Peninsula.

In turn, the National Weather Service reported the wind chill on Sunday. Also warning that the citizens of the east and center should prepare for temperatures of 20 degrees below zero.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, after 10:30 am that, 52,481 citizens were without power. Among them, more than 13,000 people in Barnstable; nearly 3,600 in Eastham and 7,400 in Chatam.

In the town of Falmouth, approximately 7,000 residents reported power outages, and more than 1,000 outages were reported on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported that due to the situation, eight shelters were set up in which 50 residents were helped on Sunday night on Cape Cod, South Shore and Martha's Vineyard.

The eastern part of the state was hit by the winter storm, with up to 30 inches of snow and strong winds. Being the same result of the current record since 2003 of 23.6 inches of snow. The western area accumulated snow, but on a lower scale.

In Norfolk County, West Stoughton, a snow total of 30.9 inches was reported late Saturday afternoon.