Tens of thousands lose power in R.I.; could be days for some to get it back

Updated at noon on Oct. 27

THERE WERE tens of thousands of National Grid customers in the state without power in Rhode Island Wednesday morning following a coastal storm with high winds. Above, crew members of the North Attleboro Electric Dept. survey the damage done by a toppled tree that took down utility lines as a primary line arcs on Reservoir Street in North Attleboro. / MARK STOCKWELL/THE SUN CHRONICLE VIA AP
PROVIDENCE – Over 92,000 Rhode Island customers of National Grid lost power due to the coastal storm that ripped through the Northeast Tuesday evening and Wednesday. National Grid said Wednesday morning that some restoration efforts are expected to continue over the next few days, as eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island were among the hardest-hit areas…

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