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Thousands Still Without Power in North Andover

Many North Andover residents are spending their Sunday without electricity.

In the aftermath of a many North Andover residents are having to deal with chaos.

As of late Sunday morning, nearly 4,000 homes in North Andover were without power.

The largest area without power is around Massachusetts Avenue -- stretching from Waverly Road to Dale Street and from Lake Cochichewick all the way to Route 114. Another large area without power is around Lake Cochichewick along Great Pond Road into Boxford.

National Grid is not giving a time estimate for power restoration. They are still assessing situations and rallying workers from outside New England to help.

"We don't have estimates on when power will be restored," National Grid spokesperson David Graves said. "But we have internal crews on scene, as well as private crews. And we have additional crews coming in from the midwest, Ohio and Michigan, as well as North Carolina, to help."

Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Saturday just before 8 p.m. Many of the roads were littered with branches and power lines Sunday morning, as crews worked to restore power to dozens of neighborhoods.

Police said Saturday night was filled with non-stop calls about trees, branches and wires down. There were several car accidents as well, but none were major.

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