FOSTER, R.I. (WPRI) – After another round of winter weather knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Southern New England, National Grid has made headway in getting Rhode Island Back online.
As of 8 p.m. Friday, fewer than 100 active outages remained as utility crews continue to make repairs.
In the northwest part of the state, Foster-Glocester canceled school Friday. But it wasn’t for snow, it was due to the ongoing power outages.
The heavy, wet snow and strong winds Wednesday night caused another round of widespread power outages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
In Massachusetts, approximately 75,000 National Grid customers and 20,000 Eversource customers were still without power as of Friday evening.
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The Providence Emergency Management Agency sent out a reminder to residents to always take precautions when operating generators in the event of an outage. Proper ventilation of gas generators is essential to preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Never run a generator inside a house or garage.
While the next few days look mostly dry, the Pinpoint Weather Team is tracking yet another offshore storm that could impact our area early next week.
A Flood Warning continues for our local rivers. The Pawcatuck River in Westerly and the Taunton River in Bridgewater are experiencing minor flooding.
Additional minor flooding is expected through the end of the week.
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