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The power is slowly coming back after 2 massive nor’easters

LYNN  — The North Shore is still experiencing outages from this week’s powerful nor’easter, but National Grid expects service to be fully restored by midnight Sunday.

Of the 267,688 customers in Essex County served by the electric utility, 51,921 or 19 percent were still without at press time.

“Crews made significant progress today, restoring electricity to customers that lost power at the peak of the storm,” National Grid said in a statement. “Our work will continue 24/7 and we won’t stop until the last customer has been restored.”

National Grid reports 230 customers were without service in Lynn Friday afternoon; 40 in Swampscott; and fewer than five each in Revere and Nahant.

Utility crews continued to tackle the arduous task of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customers Friday who lost electricity during the storm that hit the region this week. As the region digs out of this storm, a third nor’easter is possible next week.

Utilities asked for patience. They warned because of the damage caused by more than a foot of snow that fell in some areas, downed trees, branches and power lines and blocked roads, it could be days before power is back on.

About 450,000 customers across the Northeast were without power Friday, according to the poweroutage.us website, which compiles statistics from utilities nationwide.

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