Above: At 8:30 Tuesday night, power was largely restored, but National Grid was still dealing with a broken power line pole on Post Road just north of Frenchtown Road.
A large swath of the eastern part of East Greenwich and part of Warwick lost power early evening Tuesday after a tree fell into a power line on Post Road between Franklin Road and the Job Lot–Salk’s Hardware shopping plaza. The resulting sparks caused a small grass fire put out quickly by firefighters. The power outage lasted about an hour, then the power went out again an hour later, for about 15 minutes.
The outage darkened much of town east of Route 4, into Cowesett.
Traffic was stopped between Frenchtown and Franklin roads for several hours.