Storm Watch: National Grid brings in line, tree, and natural gas crews

The South Shore is experiencing some scattered power outages and though the number of service interruptions is dwindling, Charlotte McCormack from National Grid said outages could pick back up again Thursday night and Friday. 

More than 250 additional line crews and nearly 200 tree crews have been brought in but National Grid is also concerned about the impact flooding may have.

“Taking the coastal area into consideration and the potential for flooding given the high tides expected, we do have additional crews, gas crews, that are monitoring those areas and they’re ready to take steps to minimize any impacts to the natural gas systems should flooding become a problem,” said McCormack

National Grid encourages customers to call them even if they believe the utility company is already aware of an outage or problem. The outage number is 1-800-465-1212.

People who depend on electric-powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should let National Grid know. To register as a life support customer, call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-322-3223.

To get text message alerts and updates through a free National Grid service, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743) to sign-up for the service.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.