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Hundreds of thousands without power across Mass.

FRAMINGHAM - Governor Deval Patrick said today he was relieved that the state escaped serious damage from Hurricane Sandy, but he emphasized that he is keeping close watch on the utilities, which are in the process of restoring power to some 225,000 customers.

Crews for National Grid, NStar, and Unitil were at work in nearly every corner of the state, seeking to repair damaged lines.

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