PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A storm brought strong winds and downpours to Southern New England overnight into Friday morning, causing scattered power outages and reports of downed trees and other damage.
National Grid spokesperson Ted Kresse tweeted Friday morning that there was “lots of tree damage across New England causing outages.”
As of 6 p.m., outages were reduced to fewer than 1,000 National Grid customers in Rhode Island and around 550 in Massachusetts.
With more than 1,100 field crews responding to outages, National Grid said it expects to have power restored to all customers Friday night.
To report an outage, National Grid customers should call 1-800-465-1212, Eversource customers should call 1-800-592-2000, Pascoag Utility District customers should call (401) 568-6222, and Block Island Utility District customers should call (401) 466-5851.
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The heavy rain and damaging winds have moved out, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Temperatures are expected to plummet as the day goes on, from nearly 60 degrees to below freezing.
Peak wind gusts ranged from 50 to 65 mph.
Drivers should be on the lookout for downed trees and power lines and localized street flooding during the day, then icy conditions as the roadways freeze over.
The WPRI.com Flight Tracker shows a couple of delays at T.F. Green Airport, but overall most flights were on time.
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