Utilities companies fined for poor response to Irene
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Three utility companies were fined nearly $25 million as part of a major storm settlement.
That settlement followed complaints that the companies did not react fast enough after tropical storm Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011.
Hundreds of thousands of customers in Massachusetts were left in the dark for days.
National grid was fined $18.7 million.
NStar was fined $4.1 million and Western Massachusetts Electric was fined $2 million.
Energy regulators said customers deserved better.