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Car Strikes Pole, Cuts Warwick Neck Power

[CREDIT: RI Energy] The Power Outage Map showed a handful of households still witout power at about 1 a.m. All customers power was expected to be restored by 4 a.m.
WARWICK, RI — Mayor Frank Picozzi reports a car struck a telephone pole on West Shore Road near Whalen St/ Second Point Road, cutting power to Warwick Neck, Riverside, Bayside and surrounding areas.
“I was on-site and talked to RI Energy. They’ve restored power to most areas already,” Picozzi wrote on Facebook at 11:49 p.m. Thursday.
“A crew will be there shortly to install a new pole and when that’s completed they’ll be able to restore the power that’s still out. Should be two to three hours,” Picozzi wrote.
RI Energy’s Power Outage map backed up the estimate, showing expected restoration of power at about 4 a.m.
Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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