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109,000 still awaiting return of power

National Grid on Sunday said it would take longer than first thought to restore power to two storm-damaged areas, while NStar — in its first estimate — indicated that some of its customers might not have power until Thursday.

Both utilities said their power delivery systems sustained heavy damage caused by the storm’s high winds and heavy snowfall, and the companies’ crews continued to struggle Sunday with impassable roads and deep snow blocking access to equipment. At the same time, new outages occurred, sometimes caused by snow- and ice-laden tree limbs snapping and knocking out additional power lines.

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