REGION - Here's an early morning update on the towns serviced by National Grid and Unitil in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Ayer saw a tremendous number of homes re-energized overnight Tuesday into Wednesday (dropping from 1,098 without power at midnight to 239 at nearly 6 a.m.).
Other towns, not so much. Harvard remained the same from midnight to 6 a.m., with 501 customers without power.
Here's a look at the region, as reported by National Grid and Unitl as of about 6 a.m. this morning.
---UNITIL - 5:47 a.m., Wed., Oct. 31:
(without power/total number of customers in community)
Ashby - 0/1,381
Fitchburg - 8/18,937
Leominster - 0/27
Lunenburg - 8/4,745
Shirley 0/26 (town is largely National Grid)
---NATIONAL GRID - 5:28 a.m., Wed., Oct. 31:
(number without power/number of customers in that community)
Ayer - 239/3,858
Berlin - 6/1,326
Bolton - 362/1,933
Clinton - 593/7,034
Harvard - 501/2,278
Lancaster - 1,102/2,971
Leominster - 160/19,043
Lowell - 1,088/42,332
Pepperell - 76/4,862
Shirley - 690/2,760
Westford - 788/9,238
** Mary Arata, Nashoba Publishing
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