Most Power Restored in Attleboro
Ten customers are without power as of 8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. Update: As of 8:30 p.m., National Grid is reporting 10 customers remain without power. Those customers are expected to get their power back by 11:45 p.m., according to the company.
7 p.m. Update: National Grid released a statement that power restoration is ongoing in Attleboro, and the final customers are expected to receive power by the end of Sunday.
"Wind-whipped snow and hurricane force wind gusts tore through the state beginning on Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday afternoon," National Grid wrote. "National Grid's transmission system sustained significant damage, and there were more than 2,000 reports of wires down, mainly in the hardest hit communities. Impassable roads and blowing and drifting snow presented major challenges for crews trying to access and repair lines and equipment."
5 p.m. Update: The latest figure from National Grid shows 831 Attleboro customers are without power. The website states full restoration is expected by Sunday at 11:45 p.m.
If you or somebody you know is without power, the city-recommended first option is to go to a friend or family member's home. The next option is the emergency shelter at Attleboro High School. With the National Weather Service predicting a low of 9 degrees tonight, you do not want to be sleeping in a power-less home, no matter how many blankets you own.
2:40 p.m. Update: There are 1,708 customers without power, according to Nationa Grid. This is down from a high of 4,987 late Friday night. The website states full power will be restored by Sunday at 11:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. Update: National Grid is reporting 3,650 customers are without power. The number appears to be going up and down. No estimated restoration time has been given. We will get more information to you soon.
6:40 a.m. Update: The number of customers without power is down to 3,861, according to National Grid. There is no estimated time for when power will be restored for everybody.
As the extreme snow and wind continue to pound Attleboro, many are left in the dark. As of 11:50 p.m., National Grid is reporting 4,897 customers have lost power. There is no estimated time for when the power will be restored.
Attleboro is not the only city suffering with power loss. Nearly 150,000 National Grid customers statewide have gone dark, including 4,360 in Seekonk, 3,727 in Rehoboth and 3,037 in Swansea.