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Update: Schools closed, thousands without power due to nor’easter »

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Southern New England’s second nor’easter in a week moved across the region, bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds.

According to Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca, the storm brought heavy rain and strong wind gusts, knocking out power to thousands in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A High Wind Advisory is in effect for all of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts through 6 p.m. Thursday.

PINPOINT CLOSINGS NETWORK:

The St. Rocco School in Johnston and schools in Westerly and Chariho are closed Thursday, according to officials.

Officials at the University of Rhode Island announced classes at the Kingston campus starting at 8 a.m. are cancelled. Classes at 11 a.m. will be held as usual.

WEATHER NOW: Nor’easter brings heavy rain, strong winds »

National Grid told Eyewitness News it had additional crews on standby overnight. The utility also opened its storm room in Providence to keep a close eye on weather forecasts.

POWER OUTAGE DATABASE »

In preparation for any power outages, National Grid said customers should keep their mobile devices charged.

Thousands of power outages have been reported across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to National Grid.

National Grid customers who experience an outage can call 1-800-465-1212 or report it online. Eversource (previously Nstar) customers can report outages to 1-800-592-2000.

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