Thursday, November 1, 2012
National Grid officials said that the majority of those without power, which is at 3 percent of all customers, should get it back by midnight tonight.
National Grid crews are out restoring power to those that are still in the dark after Hurricane Sandy and said that nearly all customers should have power by midnight tonight. In a teleconference this afternoon, National Grid president Marcy Reed said that crews have been out restoring power to customers across the northeast for over 48 hours since beginning on Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., when the power company decided it was safe to begin working. Reed said that, as of 3 p.m. Thursday, power has been restored to 97 percent of National Grid customers. Roughly 5,600 customers are still without power. "The lion's share of our customers [without power] will receive power by midnight tonight," said Reed. Reed said crews will most likely have a …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
National Grid President Marcy Reed said Wednesday that the comapny is ahead of schedule in its effort to restore power and said the company will continue to wok out kinks with the newly-created community liaison position.
National Grid is head of schedule in its effort to restore power following widespread outages following Hurricane Sandy, according to company President Marcy Reed. Reed, speaking to reporters in a conference call from a Chelmsford parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, said the company’s estimated restoration times were based on having three-quarters of its customers restored by Thursday night. “We are already there,” she said. “We are progressing ahead of schedule.” As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 78 percent of the 237,000 National Grid customers that were without power statewide had been restored. In Andover, as of 3 p.m., 8 percent of the town – or 1,127 customers - remained without power. The estimated restoration times, released late Tuesday …
National Grid is working to restore power to all of Andover by late night Friday.
National Grid has restored power to roughly 1,500 customers in the past day. The power company reports that 1,544 Andover customers are still without power due to Hurricane Sandy. National Grid reports that they are working to restore power to all of Andover by 11:59 p.m. on Nov 2. The 1,544 customers translates to roughly 11.3 percent of Andover's customer base, or 13,600 total customers, without power.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Nearly 3,200 customers in Andover are without power according to National Grid.
National Grid is reported that 3,193 Andover customers are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. All power outages are classified as "assessing conditions" at this point. National Grid reports that they are working to assess the conditions of all Andover power outages and restore power as soon as possible. The 3,193 customers translates to roughly 23.4 percent of Andover's customer base, or 13,600 total customers, without power.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The president of National Grid offered an update on Monday afternoon about the company's preparedness and response to Hurricane Sandy.
There are more than 1,300 electric crews on the ground in Massachusetts ready to restore power in the National Grid service area once Hurricane Sandy blows through. That’s according to Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. She met with the press on Monday afternoon in a conference call for about 20 minutes where she said the company has been preparing for Hurricane Sandy since last Monday. As of mid afternoon Monday, the hardest hit areas included Quincy on the South Shore and Salem here on the North Shore, she said. “Many utilities have been able to send crews and they are here,” she said. National Grid’s 16,000 employees are “all hands on deck,” from line crews to office staff, who are working to coordinate lodging for…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tell us in the comments section if you see National Grid trucks.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Three days after the October snowstorm and thousands of Andover residents are without power. National Grid hopes to make major progress in restoring power today and have the final outages resolved tomorrow. We have been hearing reports of more National Grid trucks on Andover's streets. Have you seen them? Let us know where you are seeing them and continue to let the community know if you are getting power back.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Ballardvale shop was broken into while the power was out.
Like 90 percent of the town over the weekend, Sunday’s General Store in Ballardvale didn’t have power and one thief used that to his or her advantage on Sunday when breaking into the small convenience shop. According to Police Lt. James Hashem, one or more individuals smashed through the glass front door to gain entry into shop sometime on Sunday, Oct. 30. The general store had been out of power along with roughly 91 percent of the town, which worked out to more than 12,000 homes. Hashem said that the only things taken were a small amount of money, alcohol and other miscellaneous items. Owners discovered the break-in when they opened the store back up on Monday morning. Andover Police are still investigating the incident. Police also …
Power has been restored to many so far.
National Grid crews have worked around the clock to restore power to residents, and company officials are assuring residents that great progress has been made and will be made tonight. "Since the storm's peak, we've restored power to approximately 200,000 customers," said Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts. The company currently has about 220,000 customers in Massachusetts without power. "We have about 2,500 workers in our communities clearing trees and restoring the power systems," Reed said. "I expect we’re going to make great progress tonight, and I’m hoping to have power back to about half of the customers that we currently have out [by morning]." Asked what she has to say for the countless frustrated customers …
What do you think about National Grid's response to the power outages?
The freak October storm that struck the area on Saturday night and early Sunday morning is still crippling parts of the region. Ninety percent of Andover homes were without power as of Sunday with National Grid unsure of when the power would be restored. National Grid then reported that it may take until Thursday to restore all power. Given this disruption to residents and businesses coupled with the freakish nature of the October snowstorm, we're asking you what you think about National Grid's response. Please vote and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
More than 48 hours after the October snowstorm hit the area and knocked out power to over 90% of Andover, National Grid and crews from around the country continue working to restore power. There has been progress over the past two days. Roughly 5,500 got power back by Tuesday morning, but there are still thousands without power in town. National Grid hopes to restore power to more homes on Tuesday and Wednesday and restore the whole town on Thursday. So, let us know. Has your power been restored recently? Are you still without power? Let us know and tell us where you are located.