Storm knocks out power to East Bay communities


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — National Grid is working to make repairs after a storm knocked out power to communities in Rhode Island’s East Bay and Southeastern Massachusetts.

As of 5:15 p.m., National Grid restored electricity to the majority of customers in Rhode Island, according to our Power Outage Database. In Massachusetts, approximately 462 customers remain without power.

National Grid spokesperson Ted Kresse said a transmission line that feeds Barrington, Warren, Bristol and parts of Massachusetts went down around 7:15 a.m. As a result, Bristol-Warren Public Schools were closed Monday.

“We have crews on the scene working to make repairs,” Kresse said in a statement. “Hoping to have the majority of customers that were impacted back online in the next few hours.”

Traffic lights in some areas of Barrington were down for part of the morning but have since come back online, according to police.

Rain showers are expected to move out late Monday morning but could return in the afternoon, along with wind gusts of up to 40-50 mph, which could lead to additional power outages. A Wind Advisory will be in effect from 3 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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