RI News
6:06 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Power coming back, storm gets ranked

(Update)  As of 8 this morning National Grid reports the number of customers without power is down to 2100.  95 percent of those are in Washington County.

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National Grid is working to restore electricity to 2700 customers in Rhode Island.  2600 of those are in South Kingstown and the other communities of Washington County.  On its website National Grid reports it hopes to have power back on to all customers by noon today.

Power poles down at Mackerel Cove
Power poles down at Mackerel Cove
Credit Don Wineberg

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Although more than three feet of snow fell in some areas over the weekend, the storm is not in the Top Ten list for New England.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ranks the storm as “major” and as a Number 3 on a scale of one to five.

National Climatic Data Center meteorologist Mike Squires says the storm didn't rank very high because only a relatively area was hit with a lot of snow.  About 190 square miles had more than 30 inches of snow.

Although it did not make the Top Ten list, the storm is being ranked in the Top 25 of winter storms for the Northeast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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