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Power Outages Top 50,000 In Massachusetts During Saturday Snowstorm

BOSTON (CBS) -- Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power Saturday as wet, heavy snow and wind pushed across Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, over 50,000 customers were without electricity at the peak of the storm.

The number of customers without electricity dropped later in the night, as there were 22,312 customers without electricity at 11:00 p.m. By Sunday morning around 8 a.m., only 7,387 customers were in the dark.

Power outages were expected as a band of heavy, wet snow moved through the area. More than 12 inches of snow was forecasted for parts of the state.

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