Power Crisis Enters Third Day For Roughly 500 Tiverton and Little Compton Residents

The latest update on the power outages by area in Tiverton and Little Compton after Tropical Storm Irene.

By the end of Monday, National Grid reported several hundred Tiverton customers received power back after Tropical Storm Irene. Later on Monday evening, Little Compton's police chief reported a "large chunk" of power came back to town.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, National Grid is reporting approximately 309 Tiverton and 235 Little Compton residents are still without power.

Little Compton Police Chief Sid Wordell said there was a motor vehicle accident on Swamp Road on Monday morning where a telephone pole was damaged, knocking out power to that neighborhood, which is also near Meadow Lane. The female driver did not sustain any injuries, he added.

Some residents at the Black Goose Cafe talked about their electricity woes on Monday from the storm.

"It took a pole right out, which they haven’t even attempted to fix yet," Wordell said over the phone. "They moved it out of the way."

Wordell added that the Commons area got power back up this morning.

A Patch user named "Tracy" commented at 9 p.m. Tuesday night that Dadson Mobile Home Park, located at 301 Bulgarmarsh Road in Tiverton, still has "over 100 homes" without power.

Aside from the mobile home park, National Grid's map indicates pockets of customers without power are scattered around Bulgarmarsh Road, Bliss Four Corners, Main Road near Cook Pond, a street just south of Horizon Drive, a neighborhood off Stafford Road near Notre Dame Cemetery, several strees on Crandall Road just south of Bliss Four Corners, streets near East Road and Stone Church Road and neighborhoods near Briggs and Quicksand ponds in Little Compton.


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