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Bitter Cold Causes Power Outages In Lynn

Authorities say about 8,000 Lynn residents are without power this morning because of bitter temperatures.

A National Grid spokeswoman told WCVB-TV on Sunday morning that a couple of transformers went down because they tripped on low oil due to the cold weather.

She says the company hopes to have power restored by 10 a.m.

Police are working with city officials to open a temporary shelter for residents at Lynn Classical High School.

Police say the city will update social media accounts with information about the shelter.

A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon today across southern New England.

The National Weather Service says a wind chill warning is issued when the wind chill index will likely fall to minus-25 degrees or colder.

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