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Fewer Than 10,000 Homes Remain Without Power, 3 Days After Nor'easter Hit

BOSTON (CBS) – Fewer than 10,000 homes and businesses and homes are still without power in Massachusetts, three days after a powerful nor'easter brought down trees and wires across the eastern part of the state.

The outages hit a high of 499,000 during the storm Wednesday and have slowly declined.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the number of customers currently without electricity was 8,075 as of 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

The hardest-hit areas are on the South Shore, Cape Cod and Cape Ann.

 PHOTOS: October Nor'easter Damage

If you are outside, always avoid downed power lines and use generators outside away from buildings.

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