TheodoeBhabrot t1_j1ho0yt wrote

These big outages are cyclical in New England, we have a ton of trees and above ground lines, the power companies trim them the best they can in the summer but a big enough storm comes through and nature culls the ones they didn’t get to, causing these outages.

Then it’s usually a few years before the trees get to a state where they’re susceptible to this again, at least from pure wind.