Power still out in parts of northern RI

Jan 31, 2013

Braving the rain downtown Providence
Credit Lydia Rogers / RIPR

Hundreds of homes and businesses are still without power in Rhode Island. That’s down from about 25,000 early this morning.

National Grid spokesman David Graves says last night was a wild one in Rhode Island. 60-mile-an-hour winds ripped through trees and snagged power lines. He says crews are still working on restoring power to thousands of customers, mainly in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.

“The largest number of outages are found up in the northern part of the state, up in Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, and Woonsocket and North Smithfield," said Graves.

Graves says crews have restored many of the major lines but are now working on restoring individual home and business connections – and that could take the better part of the evening. Power lines may not catch much of a break as a blustery cold front sweeps through the state tonight.

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