Utility restores power to nearly everyone in RI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Nearly everyone in Rhode Island has power again after Superstorm Sandy left 122,000 utility customers without electricity.
National Grid Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon reported 61 active outages affecting 126 customers.
Fewer than 5,000 customers were without power in Rhode Island on Friday afternoon. National Grid sought to have almost everyone back online by midnight, but cautioned that in some cases, homeowners may have to make repairs before power can be restored.
Utility spokesman David Graves previously said that 100 crews, or between 200 and 250 workers, from Massachusetts were helping with restoration efforts in South County on Friday.