Above: A downed tree on Chestnut Drive looked toward Walnut Drive. Credit: Richard Clarke
The nor’easter that swept through East Greenwich Wednesday into Thursday morning downed trees and has left hundreds of residents without power possibly into the weekend. The storm dumped up to 2 inches of rain in the area, followed by a chaser of high winds, including gusts more than 50 mph.
The largest outage is along the Middle Road corridor west of South County Trail, affecting nearly 500 customers. National Grid initially said power would be on by Saturday but now their outage map says early morning Friday. An outage along Shippeetown Road south of Frenchtown Road affects 50 customers with power restoration slated for Saturday night. The Chestnut Drive area has 42 customers without power. There too National Grid is estimating power won’t be restored until Saturday night.
In Quidnessett, around 500 customers have no power, possibly until Saturday.
National Grid’s outage map, which includes details on when areas are expected to have power restored, can be found here.
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