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.

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. 

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?

Russ Smith October 30, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Residents still without power are welcome to attend Tuesday Night Open Mic at Sandywoods Center for the Arts tonight, 7-10 pm. We'll have power, lights, heat, free music, and tonight the Coastal Roasters fresh brewed coffee will be free too! (Sabitado's Pizza is open for business, so if folks are interested we can also pass the hat and phone in a group order.) Stay safe, and maybe we'll see you tonight! 43 Muse Way, behind the Bulgarmarsh Rec Area.
Renee Cwiek October 30, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Any update? There are still a lot of people without power.
Wendy Dulac October 30, 2012 at 09:26 PM
As of 5:20 Tuesday the areas of Main road, Warren ave, Primrose, east Bourne ave, and all of the surrounding neighborhoods are still without power. Almost all of the businesses on Main Road were closed today. I know alot of men are working hard to restore the power. We do appreciate it. Just wondering if anyone had a guesstimate of when it will be restored. :)
Joe Sousa. October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I saw National grid on Souza Rd.
Tom October 31, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I heard Lawton Ave was the first street in Tiverton to get power back on!
Joe Sousa. October 31, 2012 at 09:13 AM
Investing in a Generator was, and is the best way to prepare. A small Generator will keep the refrigerator cold and give you a few lights. Peace of mind for about five hundred dollars.
Dan D October 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Highland ave/Lawton Ave are got power back around 8:45 last night. Schools are open.
Dan D October 31, 2012 at 12:42 PM
BTW: Tom, Fish Rd and points east had power back when the schools system called at 7pm last night.
Tivie October 31, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Still without power, and slept poorly because of the neighbor's roaring generator. Signed, Grumpy
b kcaj November 01, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Joe-Don't foirget, a generator also provides power to a computer, so you can receive timely updates from your TCC puppet string pullers Lord Nelson and Prince Robbie. Now get your bikerhd1998 over to Lawton Ave. and start cleaning up those downed tree branches.
John November 01, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Who would leave there generator running at night? The frig. will be fine for 8 hours or so without power. It's a waste of gas to run a generator at night. Maybe they need a night light because of the boggy man? LOL. Or maybe you peed them off at one time? Or maybe there dumb as a stump? Sorry to hear that Tivie or Grumpy. You should get one for the next storm, because there will be another! You can put it right next to there bedroom window. Or you could go plug a cord in there's at night when there in bed with there night light on? Good luck and sleep well. I hope everyone has power soon.


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