Less than 200 remain without power in East Providence

A tree split in half by the force of the weekend's winter storm rests on Forbes Street in Riverside. A tree split in half by the force of the weekend's winter storm rests on Forbes Street in Riverside.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Another check of National Grid Sunday evening, Feb. 10, found less than 200 East Providence residents without power a little over 24 hours after Winter Storm Nemo departed the area.

Exactly 168 city customers did not have electricity at that time, mostly residents in Riverside with a couple of pockets in East Providence center as well as Rumford.

National Grid has set a deadline of 11:45 p.m. Monday night, Feb. 11, to restore power to all residents.

“National Grid hopes to have nearly the whole city up by midnight tonight (Sunday),” East Providence Emergency Management Agency Director Wayne Barnes said. “Their larger issues remain to our south in the Bristol County towns.”

Mr. Barnes also noted the warming shelter at East Providence High School has been closed. No one used the facility Sunday, but as many as 30 residents did come to the school at times on Saturday.

“Police and Public Buildings staff did an excellent job on little notice with that operation,” Mr. Barnes added.

 

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