Thousands of homes and businesses were without power Monday night as a major winter storm battered the Bay State.

As of 11 p.m., the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that over 13,000 residents were in the dark.

The outages were concentrated in both Norfolk and Suffolk counties but spanned the length of the coast and breadth of the state.

Sharon reported that more than a quarter of their town was impacted. Swansea, Hingham and Bellingham reporting almost a third of their town in the dark.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the majority of Massachusetts as some communities brace for more than a foot of snow.

The warning took effect at 7 a.m. Monday and is expected to last until Tuesday morning, excluding the Cape and the Islands.

For the latest forecast updates, visit the 7Weather page.

 

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