Hopkinton residents call for action after another multi-day outage

HOPKINTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Some residents in Hopkinton were calling for action from the state or National Grid after, they said, they were stuck in yet another multi-day power outage on Tuesday.

Crews were driving all over the town to try and restore power after Henri slammed into the state on Tuesday. Residents said seeing those crews have become all too familiar in the last five years.

“A lot,” Hopkinton resident Rona Mann said. “It’s gotten worse with every year. We don’t need a storm, like we just had, to have a power outage. It happens for no reason sometimes,” Mann said. “I think [National Grid] is just repairing the same old, same old, and not helping the situation.”

Mann told ABC6 News she believes National Grid has a big stake in fixing the outage problem. She told ABC6 the power goes out in that area at least five times a year for multiple days at a time.

“It’s a rotten infrastructure and they’re not doing much to help,” Mann said.

We reached out to National Grid about the power outage concerns from Hopkinton residents, but didn’t hear back by the time this article was posted.

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