High winds knock out power to thousands in R.I.

Updated at 4:41 p.m. on March 2, 2021.

HIGH WINDS have left thousands without power in Rhode Island. The National Weather Service's wind advisory for the area is in place until 3 p.m. Tuesday. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
PROVIDENCE – High winds have caused power outages across Rhode Island, impacting more than 5,300 National Grid Rhode Island customers, the company said Tuesday. Washington County had the most outages in the state with 2,299 customers affected as of 9:25 a.m. Providence County and Kent County also saw more than 1,000 customers affected. Bristol County…

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