FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- In Fall River, this weekend's blizzard brought with it beauty and excitement, but it also created its fair share of problems.
The snowfall has finally stopped, but after almost two days of consistent precipitation, damage was done. Heavy snow clogged main roads, and around 25,000 residents lost both power and heat.
Several Fall River neighborhoods have teamed up, working together to shovel their walkways and clean off cars. The snow cleanup has become something of a neighborhood project, with some residents taking breaks to sled down deserted, snow-covered Route 79.
Fall River residents Dave Anderson and Alan Oliver have been waiting for National Grid to restore their power since it went out last night.
"It is what it is," said Oliver,"We just need to make the best of it."
For Jenny & Jessica Carreiro, the effects of Blizzard 2013 were a first-time experience.
"I've never witnessed this before," said Jessica. "I heard about the Blizzard of '78, but I didn't know what it meant first-hand."
National Grid has been working around the clock to get their customers' power turned back on as quickly as possible; however, it's possible some residents may experience power outages for a few days.
"We're just trying to stick together and stay warm," said Jenny Carreiro.
To report an outage to National Grid, call 1-800-465-1212.
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