NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Massachusetts recovers from the major October Nor'Easter that hit the region over the weekend, a National Grid executive will provide further restoration updates to media representatives at 1:30 p.m. EDT today, Monday, October 31. Marcy Reed, president, National Grid, Massachusetts will discuss progress in the restoration effort and discuss further impact of the storm in Massachusetts and related safety concerns particularly as we face an evening with pedestrians out on Halloween. Marcy Reed will give a briefing and then take questions from reporters on the call.
Marcy Reed, President, National Grid, Massachusetts
Providing Massachusetts restoration updates
1:30 p.m. EDT
888-968-4309 -- password/ call ID – "National Grid"
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