The number of households remaining without power in Bristol and Warren fell to just more than 5,000 on Sunday afternoon, and National Grid officials said full power could be restored as early as tonight.
According to the utility company's Outage Central website, 5,195 customers were without electricity as of 4:45 pm Sunday, down from the .
National Grid President Tim Horan said in a statement released Sunday afternoon that the company's crews could not begin the work of restoring power until 9 pm Saturday night because of the conditions of local roads.
“We deeply appreciate the tremendous patience and support shown by our Rhode Island customers,” Horan said. “During the day on Sunday and continuing into Monday, we will have 400 line and tree crews in the state working to complete the restoration process.”
Several readers posted comments on the Bristol-Warren Patch Facebook page about when their power returned — Linda Carvelli and Brad Sousa reported that their electricity returned at 4 am on Sunday, while Mary Ramaglia said hers returned just before 3 pm, adding: "Thank you lord."
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