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Majority of R.I. will have power back by 12 a.m. Monday

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By Chris Sheppard

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After assessing the storm damage across Rhode Island from Friday's blizzard, National Grid has announced that they expect to restore power to the vast majority of Rhode Islanders by 12 a.m. Monday.

According to National Grid, communities in the southern half of the state were particularly hard hit. In the hours during and after the storm, National Grid received more than 1,400 reports of wires down across the state.

National Grid is working to restore power, despite adverse conditions created by the storm including impassable roads and blowing and drifting show, which have compounded the problems faced by crews trying to access and repair electrical power.

As of Saturday evening, National Grid says they have more than 2,000 crews working to restore power across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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