NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Grid continues to work around the clock to restore customers affected by the severe weekend storm that, at the peak, affected more than 421,000 customers in Massachusetts.
As of 9 a.m. today, roughly 340,000, or about 80 percent, of those customers have been restored.
Marcy Reed, president, National Grid Massachusetts, will brief media representatives at 3 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, November 3 on the status of the restoration and related information and then take questions from reporters on the call.
Marcy Reed, President, National Grid, Massachusetts
Providing Massachusetts restoration updates
3:00 p.m. EDT
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