National Grid works to restore power as region cleans up from storm

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) — Southern New England began cleaning up Tuesday morning, after Monday’s high winds and heavy rain caused damage across the region.

National Grid crews were spotted across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, restoring power to thousands.

In Burrillville, one of the towns hit the hardest in Rhode Island, tree crews were seen shredding logs and hauling off debris.

“There’s some pretty significant damage out here,” said Geoff Mongeon, owner of Above and Beyond Tree Service in Smithfield.

Mongeon tells ABC 6 that Northern Rhode Island was hit hard, with places like Scituate, Burrillville, and Smithfield seeing extensive damage.

According to National Grid, some 35,000 customers lost power in Rhode Island, while roughly 140,000 lost power in Massachusetts.

National Grid says most customers should be back online Tuesday, and everyone should be back online Wednesday.

Meanwhile, forestry crews say cleanup from the storm could take about a week to finish.

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