Crews chip away at last remaining power outages after storm

Crews chip away at last remaining power outages after storm

ALBANY — Forty-eight hours after the snowflakes stopped falling, the lights were back on just about everywhere.At midday Thursday, National Grid said it was down to 3,300 homes and businesses without electricity from a peak of 234,500 knocked out by Tuesday’s storm. It expected to reach that last 1.5% by late Thursday evening or early Friday morning.As with any other widespread storm that gives warning of its approach, the electric and gas utility took measures to prepare for it, spokesman Patrick Stella said.Employees were assembled to respond, he said. In upstate New York, personnel were moved from the utility’s western…
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