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Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Come snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on?

In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the height of last week’s blizzard, with the entire town of Chatham without electrical service for a time, along with more than 90 percent of Harwich and 80 percent of Orleans.