NEWBURYPORT, MASS. (WHDH) - Monday’s storm is expected to bring high winds lashing the coastline, and Eversource officials said they would be working to keep the lights on.

“We certainly understand that our initial responsibility of course is to keep the power on, but when the power goes off to get it restored as quickly and safely as we can,” said Reid Lamberty.

Newburyport residents said they would be prepared for a heavy storm.

“I stack up the wood, I get a fire going, I make sure there’s lots of dry wood inside, make sure my cats fed and make sure I’m fed,” said Stephen Collier.

Restaurant delivery driver Joshua Price said he would have a rough day at work.

“It’s definitely going to be tough, I’ll probably have to put the four-wheel drive in, especially down here because the roads do get very slick and these side streets are very, very narrow,” Price said.

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