Fewer than five homes in Milford remain without power as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Grid website, which has specific outage areas marked.
Power was knocked out across many communities in Massachusetts by falling tree limbs, or trees, hitting power lines. In Milford, firefighters and police received of downed power lines.
At the peak on Sunday, one-quarter of Milford customers were without power.
Original Story: The National Weather Service has dramatically increased its expectations for snowfall in and around Milford.
A major winter storm is now hitting the area. The weather service at 9 p.m. Saturday said snow is expected to fall at a rate of one to two inches an hour at times in the southeastern Worcester County region, reducing visibilities to as little as a quarter-mile.
Travel is discouraged Saturday night into Sunday morning, as "many roads will become impassable overnight and if you attempt to travel you may become stranded," the weather service stated on its website.
The snow is heavy, wet and is expected to start pulling down tree limbs as winds pick up overnight. Leaves on the trees coupled with heavy wet snow may cause branches to break, and power outages are expected.
According to a 7 p.m. update, the accumulation around Milford could reach 12 to 16 inches. Snowfall is expected to pick up after midnight. The winter storm watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.