Information submitted by National Grid
National Grid crews are out in full force in Massachusetts and Rhode Island restoring power to customers after damaging winds – including hurricane-force gusts –lashed the region overnight and this morning.
According to Kathy Lyford, National Grid vice president, New England Operations, the winds affected a large area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. At the peak, more than 32,000 National Grid customers in Massachusetts and roughly 25,000 Rhode Island customers were without power.
As of noon, National Grid's outage map listed 72 without power in town.
National Grid crews, who are being assisted by additional outside crews, are making progress removing downed trees and tree limbs and repairing damaged equipment.
“Our crews were out all night working on outages and are making good progress with restoring service to customers,” said Lyford. “We anticipate that the majority of customers will be restored tonight. In the meantime, we appreciate our customers’ patience and urge everyone to be safe.”
Due to continuing wind gusts, it is important to note that some areas that have had service restored may again be affected as the weather continues to cause damage.
Customers can report outages and check real-time outage information on the Outage Central page of www.nationalgrid.com. Estimated restoration times indicate when the final customers in a given community are expected to have power restored.