PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island said that it expects to fully restore power to its customers by midnight Tuesday.
As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, more than 9,000 Rhode Island customers were still without power. Over 5,000 customers were without power in Bristol County, Mass.
At the outage’s peak, more than 150,000 Rhode Island customers were without power.
On Monday afternoon, U-Haul International Inc. announced that six U-Haul locations in the Northeast would allow 30 days of free container usage to those affected by the storm. The locations include U-Haul Moving & Storage of Attleboro at 480 Pleasant St., Attleboro, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Newport at 111 Connell Highway, Newport, and U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Smithfield at 408 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield.
“The storm has mostly moved out to sea, but the devastation remains,” said Brian Picanco, U-Haul Company of New Hampshire president in a statement. “As a strong member of the communities that we serve, U-Haul is happy to assist our neighbors in times of need by offering a safe, dry and secure place to stow their belongings at no cost for a month.”
The NWS has updated its Winter Storm Watch for later this week in northwest Providence County, southeast Providence County, and eastern and western Kent County – including Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Narragansett and Westerly. Between 6 inches and 12 inches of snow are currently expected in these areas.
The NWS noted that the Boston to Providence corridor had the highest uncertainty for snow accumulation, as it is currently unclear whether the storm will be heavy rain or wet snow. It still notes that all areas under the watch are susceptible to 6 inches of snow accumulation.
The NWS is predicting that the area around the rain/snow line will experience downed trees and power outages.