UPDATE: It Could Be Two More Days Until All Residents Have Power Restored
More than 1,500 National Grid customers in Tewksbury remain without power.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.
National Grid officials have announced that they are targeting 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, to have power restored to all residents of Tewskbury. As of 10:30 a.m., there are still 841 Tewksbury customers without power.
Tewksbury National Grid customers still without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, may have to wait another day or two before power is restored.
In a press release issued Tuesday evening, National Grid officials said that more than half of 237,000 Massachusetts customers who lost service had it restored within the first 12 hours.
Of the remaining customers without power, three-fourths of them will have power restored by midnight Thursday, with virtually all customers having power restored by midnight Friday, according to the release.
“We want our Massachusetts customers to know that we are out in full force, working to restore their power as quickly and safely as possible,” said National Grid President Marcy Reed.
According to National Grid, Sandy took down 10,000 wires, knocked
out power to 11 transmission lines and eight substations that serve large numbers of Massachusetts customers, as well as 60 main distribution lines that deliver electricity to homes and businesses.
There are more than 500 National Grid and supplemental line and tree crews are at work removing trees from power lines and repairing and replacing poles, lines, transformers and other equipment that was damaged by Sandy. Crews from 31 states and two Canadian provinces are in Massachusetts assisting with the restoration.