(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) –NStar crews in Massachusetts and across New England are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy as she barrels her way closer and closer towards the area.
Nearly 200 line workers and support staff from as far away as the Midwest plan on converging at NStar's Westwood facility on University Avenue to assist in the repair and restoration effort.
Sandy's strong winds have many bracing for the worst; however, during a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick assured residents of the Bay State that the utility company has been working hard in order to avoid another Irene-type restoration disaster.
Forecasters said the hurricane could blow ashore Monday night or early Tuesday along the New Jersey coast, then cut across into Pennsylvania and travel up through New York State on Wednesday.
NStar, a Northeast Utilities company, transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to 1.4 million customers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, including more than one million electric customers in 81 communities and 300,000 in 51 communities.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.