AUBURN, Mass. – All Auburn National Grid customers have their power back as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to Town Manager Julie Jacobson.
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for about 1,300 customers at the height of the storm on Monday, or 17 percent of the town’s National Grid customers.
By Wednesday, there were 72 customers without power, about 1 percent of the 7,651 customers served in Auburn.
“We are thrilled that the entire town has been restored on Thursday. National Grid worked every day, all day, and they gave us a wonderful liaison who worked with us and was in all of our emergency operations meetings throughout the duration of the storm," Jacobson said. “We’re grateful to National Grid for their local support."
Jacobson said the power outages held steady for about 300 Auburn customers in the days after the storm.
“We feel very badly for those 300 that went without power, but now our thoughts turn to those who are still without power,” Jacobson said. “We feel badly that they’re going through everything that is happening to them.
Jacobson also thanked Auburn’s public safety, public works, public health, communications, inspections, emergency management and school department officials for their collaborative efforts to prepare for and address the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Auburn.