GRAFTON, Mass. — There are still 1,114 Grafton residents without electricity and it might be as late as midnight Friday till everyone is back, National Grid said.
National Grid has said that three quarters all of their customers statewide should be restored by Thursday, and “virtually” all will be restored by midnight.
Grafton and Northborough are two of the hardest hit communities with 13 and 15 percent, respectively, without electricity, according to National Grid stats announced Tuesday..
The hardest hit areas in Grafton are the Old Westborough Road neighborhood with 155 in the dark; 591 in the Pleasant Street area, which includes Magill Drive and Follette Street; and Upton Street. But there is virtually no part of town that is not without electricity. There are small pockets in North Grafton and South Grafton also.
Grafton Emergency Management Director Ray Mead,said Follette Street is one of the biggest issues currently, calling it “a big mess.”
A visit to Follette Street Wednesday morning revealed power lines still on the ground and houses dark.
Patrick Scanlon, who lives on Southfield Court, said National Grid was on Follette Street all day yesterday, but is at a standstill until Verizon comes over with new poles to replace the ones damaged by the storm. He was told that electricity will be restored by today.