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Widespread Power Outages in Washington County

Thanks to vicious winds and snowdrifts, there is no power restoration estimate for 26,000 National Grid customers in Washington County.

According to National Grid’s online outage map, about 26,744 customers are without power in Washington County, and 41,101 customers statewide are affected.

The hardest hit areas are Charlestown and Narragansett, where more than 80 percent of customers are without power. About a third of the homes in South Kingstown are without power.

Initially, restoration times ranging from 8:30 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday were given for Washington County. However, because of the high winds and snowdrifts from the blizzard, crews are unable to work right now, and all estimated restoration times have been put on hold.

Jon February 09, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Bury the power lines. This is getting ld
Govstench February 09, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Buy a generator - it's cheaper in the long run.
Dave100AP February 11, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I can't remember ever losing power in storms as a kid/teen/20's - and that includes the Blizzard of 78. Now it seems we lose power EVERY TIME there's a halfway decent storm. Is National Grid simply not doing enough preventive maintenance on tree limbs near power lines, or is the infrastructure just older and not maintained? This is insane!

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