The Emergency Numbers You Might Need Post-Storm
Hopefully, you won't need them. But always good to be prepared just in case.
If your power goes out during the storm, you can call Eversource at 800-286-5000. In addition, Eversource's website is pretty comprehensive and easy to use. You can report your outage, view the outage map by town, and get updates on when your power is expected to come back on.
If you think you may have a gas leak, call 911. Residents can also contact Eversource at 800-286-5000 for gas-related issues.
If you come across a downed wire, do not drive over it under any circumstances. Call your local police department to report it and seek an alternate route.
Follow your town's Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and local town pages to stay up-to-date on trash pick-up schedules, road closures, power outages, and other updates.
Here are more post-storm tips from Dartmouth Police Department:
-Clear snow from any gas vents attached to your home.
-Assist the fire department by shoveling out any hydrants near your home.
-Do not go near or drive over any downed power lines.
-Check your property for any trees that could be in danger of falling near your home or vehicles.
-As the snow begins to melt, clear any debris from storm drains near your home to allow water to drain.
-Do not pump water from sump pumps into the road. The water can freeze and cause hazardous conditions if the temperature dips.