No Estimated Time for Power Restoration
More than half the National Grid customers in Seekonk are without power.
2:30 p.m. Update Power is slowly being restored to the area. As of 2:30 p.m., there are 2,641 customers without power in Seekonk (down from 3,189) and 852 customers without power in Attleboro (down from 856).
A National Grid spokeswoman says the utility is working on restoring full power to Attleboro and Seekonk, but there is no estimated time for when that will be accomplished.
"There are restoration crews out and about in pretty much all the communities we serve," said National Grid spokeswoman Charlotte McCormack late Tuesday morning.
McCormack said the utility might have an estimated time for full power restoration this afternoon.
As of 11 a.m., the power is out for 856 of 19,381 customers in Attleboro and 3,189 of 6,333 customers in Seekonk. The number in Attleboro was 1,565 earlier this morning. The number in Seekonk has actually risen slightly since that time.
Seekonk Board of Selectmen Chair Francis Cavaco said power is out at Town Hall on 100 Peck St. and the public schools. There is no back-up generator at Town Hall, but there is one at the schools for emergency lights and refrigeration. The public safety complex next to Town Hall that includes a police and fire station is running on a generator.
Power lines have fallen on various roads in the town.
Cavaco said there is no plan at this time for an emergency shelter. If it were colder, there would be one. Public schools in Seekonk were closed today. Whether they will be open tomorrow depends on the power situation, Cavaco said.
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