A major electric utility in Rhode Island and Massachusetts says about 180,000 of its customers are still without power after a strong storm blew through the region on Monday night.
National Grid says a peak of 282,000 homes and businesses were without power in Massachusetts after the storm. That number was down to 100,000 Tuesday morning. In Rhode Island, a peak of 154,000 customers had lost power, but that number was down to 80,000 Tuesday.
Utility officials say they’re bringing in crews from all over the country and expect to restore power to most of those customers by the end of Wednesday. They expect to restore power to all schools, nursing homes and shelters by the end of the day Tuesday.
At the storm’s peak Monday, more than 1.5 million were without electricity as the storm packing high wind and heavy rain moved through the Northeast.