Wakefield has light.
As of this morning, the had restored power to all of its customers, according to General Manager Peter Dion.
“We still have a couple days of cleanup work, but all of the load was going as of this morning,” he said.
Throughout the storm, Dion said, about 3,200 customers experienced some kind of power disruption—with some homes losing electricity for a full 24 hours.
Crews worked through the weekend, he said, to handle 215 reports of physical damage to the department’s infrastructure, including 57 area outages and 71 homes that lost their service line.
“It’s that wet, heavy snow on trees that still have leaves on them,” he said.
Dion said his department sped up repairs by asking employees who wouldn’t normally handle electrical lines to help reconnect homes.
The last time he saw a storm do this much damage to a town’s electrical system, Dion said, was the April Fool’s Day Blizzard of 1997.