Worcester County – especially up north – is a complete disaster through tonight. And, in some towns, residents are being told not to expect power back for a number of days, probably in next week.
The devastation has hit everywhere: In Fitchburg, Mayor Lisa Wong is scheduling two-a-day press conferences through the weekend, and has opened two shelters to aid citizens.
The National Guard has been mobilized by Governor Deval Patrick, who is working to get a presidential declaration of emergency to release federal funds.
In Worcester, hotel rooms are just about booked solid as residents make every effort to stay out of the cold.
We’re keeping this thread open for comments throughout the weekend for your experiences, questions, and stories.
Stay warm and safe everyone.