Power Out Across RI; 3,000 in Dark in Johnston

As expected, Rhode Islanders are experiencing widespread power outages. More than 3,000 are in the dark in Johnston.

More than 3,000 in Johnston and more than 100,000 homes across the state are in the dark at this hour as the blizzard of 2013 is reaching its peak.

With snowfall increasing and winds picking up, power outages are beginning to spring up across the state as Rhode Island gets hit with a blizzard.

According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 20,000 Rhode Islanders are without power. The bulk of that number comes from South County with 15,000 affected customers. In Johnston, more than 3,000 are without power, many along Plainfield Pike near the Cranston border.

National Grid urges customers to be patient while crews work to restore power. According to statements from National Grid, work will recommence once roadsways are clear and when the winds die down.

Report any power outages to National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.

Check here for all Johnston blizzard updates.


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