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NStar activates Level 5 emergency response for ‘potentially catastrophic’ blizzard

NStar is warning that tens to hundreds of thousands of customers could lose power during Friday’s “potentially catastrophic” blizzard, and says it has activated its highest emergency response level – level 5 – to deal with the storm.

“This blizzard has the potential to deliver devastating damage to our electric system and while we are hoping for the best, we are preparing for the worst,” Craig Hallstrom, president of NStar Electric, said in a statement issued just after the lunch hour. “The predicted weather conditions present additional logistical challenges for moving our crews to the trouble spots that will inevitably arise across our system.”

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