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Thousands still in dark in e. Mass, Cape after storm

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FALMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - Utility NStar said about 2,800 customers were still without power Sunday on Cape Cod and in eastern Massachusetts, down by more than half from earlier in the day.

NStar reported earlier that more than 8,500 customers were without power following the winter storm that dumped up to 15 inches of wet, heavy snow.

NStar expects that most power will be restored Sunday night, but efforts will continue into Monday.

The Cape Cod Times reports that Barnstable County meteorologist Frank O'Laughlin told the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee that high winds predicted storm didn't materialize. Damage to trees and power lines were limited.

NStar spokesman Dennis Galvam says power outages peaked overnight at around 22,000 households.

"The effects of this storm compared to those of this winter's last few storms have caused much more damage to our electrical system," said Craig Hallstrom, President of NStar Electric.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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