Winter storm puts Nat'l Grid on alert

Dec 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI  - A powerful winter storm headed for New England has power company workers on standby to respond to outages. That's because high winds expected with this storm could down trees and power lines. National Grid spokeswoman Debbie Drew says the company is on alert for any problems.

"We've activated our emergency response system. And we're watching the storm track very closely," said Drew. "That helps us determine where best to deploy crews so we can get them to hard hit areas quickly."

To help their regular workforce, National Grid has called on crews of contractors to stand by in case they're needed.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.