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Wind Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Rhode Island

Winds approaching hurricane force during Wednesday storm, especially in Newport County.

The strong winds accompanying Wednesday's storm has knocked out power to thousands of National Grid Customers in Rhode Island.

The highest concentration of outages is centered on Aquidneck Island, which is bearing the brunt of the storm in Rhode Island with gusts approaching hurricane-force speed.

2,063 customers in Portsmouth are without power, according to National Grid. The town has 9,029 total customers.

In Kent County, power has been knocked out to about 170 homes in East Greenwich. 

In Bristol County, 50 customers in Barrington are reported without power.

Outages were also reported in Woonsocket.

You can check the status of power outages at National Grid's power outage map.

The outage reports were current as of 11 a.m. With the storm expected to continue bringing strong winds through the day, those numbers could increase.

Jack Baillargeron March 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM
First wind storm I have not lost power in so far. For once thanks national grid, saving gas on Generator ;-}
george goncalo March 26, 2014 at 04:20 PM
Does national grid pay our ten cent toll?
Russell Archambault March 26, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Does this mean that it might finally be lights out for Woonsocket?

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