Strong winds knock out power for thousands of R.I. residents

Updated at 4:02 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2021.

STRONG WINDS buffeted the region Friday, knocking out power to thousands of customers across the state. Much of the state remained under a high wind advisory as of Friday afternoon. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
PROVIDENCE – Thousands of Rhode Islanders lost power Friday afternoon as a strong storm passed through the Northeast. As of 4 p.m. Friday, customers in Rhode Island without power totaled over 6,300, a majority of which were located in Washington County, according to National Grid Rhode Island’s online outage center. Over 1,770 customers in Bristol County,…

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