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Substation Equipment Failure Cuts Power to 1,700 in Warwick

[CREDIT: National Grid] About 1,700 were without power at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.
[CREDIT: National Grid] About 1,700 were without power at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.
UPDATE 10:08 p.m.: National Grid’s Power Outage map shows all but a handful of the customers affected have had their electrical service restored.

Warwick, RI — About 1,700 people in Warwick were without power following a reported equipment failure at a substation in Warwick Sunday night at about 8:30 p.m.

National Grid’s RI Power outage map showed outages in the Greenwood area of the city, as well as along West Shore Road, Sandy Lane and Warwick Avenue. The estimated time of repair was listed on the site as 10:30 p.m.

A representative from National Grid reported the cause of the outage was from an unspecified equipment malfunction in a city substation in the area.

Author: Rob Borkowski

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 editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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