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Most in Portsmouth get power back

By   /  February 10, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Ben Farrea was hard at work Saturday morning, shoveling in front of his family's home on Hunter Road.

PORTSMOUTH — Electric power has been restored to most National Grid customers in Portsmouth, the town’s Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) reported Sunday morning. According to an update posted at http://portsmouthemergency.com, 392 customers were still without power as of about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. “If your power is still out, please call 1-800-465-1212 to report the outage,” says […]

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Storm notes: Warren shuts down

By   /  February 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Three men celebrate after they successfully push their friend out of a snow bank on Metacom Ave. in Warren.

Winter Storm Nemo is gone, but it will be days before the East Bay gets back to normal. Here are some notes from Warren: Latest reports from National Grid’s storm center are that much of Warren is still completely without power. Power is also out in Barrington, Bristol, East Providence and much of Portsmouth. At […]

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East Providence Police report normalcy is returning to city streets

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Twenty-four hours after one of the biggest single winter storms in recent history struck, the East Providence Police Department notes normalcy is returning to the streets and neighborhoods of the city. Major Christopher Parella confirmed power has been restored to much of East Providence, which saw as many as 17,000 of its […]

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Much of East Providence regains power, rest of East Bay still in the dark

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Just in time for what is expected to be a bone-chilling night, much of East Providence regained power around 7 o’clock Saturday, Feb. 9. National Grid’s latest update showed about 3,000 city residents still without electricity as of 7:30 p.m., down from over 17,000 for much of the day as the area […]

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Slow going for plows in East Providence

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A private contractor plows a street in East Providence Saturday night, Feb. 9.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Nor’easter Nemo has proven to be quite the disruptive force as the winter storm dropped a couple of feet of snow in the area and made for some long, cold nights for many East Bay area residents, including here in East Providence. Keeping up with the plowing of side streets has been […]

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Shelters set up in Barrington, Bristol

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EAST BAY — Rudimentary shelters have been set up in the towns of Barrington and Bristol in an attempt to help those residents without heat or electricity get through what is expected to be a very cold Saturday evening. The Primrose School in Barrington and Mt. Hope High School in Bristol have each been opened […]

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Governor Chafee gives update on power outages during press conference

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A backhoe clears out a side street in East Providence at nightfall Saturday, Feb. 9.

CRANSTON — During a 5:30 p.m. press conference Saturday, Feb. 9, at the state Emergency Management headquarters, Governor Lincoln Chafee and other officials offered an update on the status of power outages and travel in Rhode Island in the wake of winter storm Nemo. The Governor noted most main thoroughfares around the state have been […]

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Driving bans lifted in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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PROVIDENCE — The State of Rhode Island has lifted its driving ban as of 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9, though officials are still asking residents to remain off roads if at all possible. The ban has also been lifted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and officials there are asking the same of residents, to […]

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Shelters open in Sakonnet area

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PROVIDENCE — Effective immediately, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has granted limited access for travel for those individuals who do not currently have access to heat, electricity or require immediate life safety needs. Other non-emergency travel is still subject to the statewide traffic restriction at this time. Those seeking shelter at warming centers, shelters or other […]

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Governor reports National Grid making progress assessing outages

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PROVIDENCE — On his Twitter page, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee reports National Grid is making progress assessing power outages around the state. Over 175,000 Rhode Island residents were without power as of noon Saturday, Feb. 9, in the wake of Nor’Easter Nemo, the winter storm that left upwards of two feet of snow in […]

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