AUBURN, Mass. – As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, there were still 74 National Grid customers without power in Auburn, and it might be as late as midnight Friday until everyone gets electricity back, National Grid said.
National Grid has said that three quarters all of their customers statewide should be restored by Thursday, and “virtually” all will be restored by 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Auburn has weathered Hurricane Sandy well, according to public safety officials. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 328 Auburn customers without power, about 4 percent of the 7,651 served in Auburn. Statewide, 309,000 in Massachusetts were without power, about 17 percent of all National Grid customers in the state.
Now on Wednesday, there are 74 customers without power, about 1 percent of the 7,651 customers served in Auburn.
According to Auburn Fire Captain Eric M. Otterson, these customers have had their service disconnected due to trees falling on power lines. Otterson said the outages are scattered throughout town.
There are 28 customers without power in the Washington Street/South Street area. In addition, 15 customers are affected in the Leicester Street/Bryn Mawr Avenue region. There are also people without power near Stoneville Reservoir.