GRAFTON, Mass.-- The number of Grafton residents without electricity has dropped sharply, with only 33 homes left to restore.
According to the National Grid power outage map, there are 29 houses off Providence Road near Avalon Way that are still dark, but National Grid said they expect everyone to be back by tomorrow night at the latest.
Tree clearing has continued since yesterday. A large branch that was hanging over power lines on Milford Road is cleared.
Follette Street, which had downed poles to contend with is also back online. According to Matt Pearson from the Grafton Water Department, a pumping station, which is located in the area, is off its propane generator.
“The numbers have been going down steadily all day, and we’re ahead of where we expected to be,” said Jackie Barry, a spokeswoman for National Grid during a press conference. “We’re trying to make a big push.”
Even in hard hit communities like Northborough and Southborough, the numbers have declined sharply. Northborough has 66 homes without power as of Thursday morning, and Southborough 88. Two days earlier those numbers were in the thousands.
Worcester County is still the hardest hit in the state, with 3,539 customers still waiting for power.