Thousands Still Without Power In Tiverton and Little Compton
More than 3,000 Tiverton and Little Compton residents are still without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
The sun is shining on Tuesday morning, but scattered limbs and widespread power outages are a reminder are all that remain of Hurricane Sandy.
After most of Little Compton and Portsmouth reportedly lost power during the storm on Monday, about 1,346 Tiverton residents and 1,423 Little Compton residents were still awaiting restoration on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.
According to National Grid's website, thousands of employees are on the ground working to restore power as quickly as possible on Tuesday with hundreds more of being supplemented from crews in Canada and across the US.
After Hurricane Irene in 2011, hundreds across the East Bay region were left in the dark for three or four days.
Although calls to National Grid's media relations team were not returned, the state Department of Transportation issued a press release this morning stating that road clearing and outage restoration efforts had resumed on Tuesday.
According to National Grid's outage map, about 25 percent of customers in Tiverton and Little Compton are still without power. Little Compton residents have been without electricity since 11:45 a.m. on Monday and some Tiverton residents have been without power since 1:45 p.m.
According to Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd, outages were scattered across town yesterday as a result of numerous downed tree limbs and poles that took out wires and trapped a fire engine on South Lake Road last night. A transformer fire off of Crandall Road cut power to residents early on Monday and affected customers all the way into Little Compton.
Are you still without power? When did yours go out?