Thousands lose power in Glocester following Wednesday night storm

Cassandra Barone posted this photo of Spring Grove.

GLOCESTER – Thousands in Glocester remained without power Thursday morning following a Wednesday night storm that took down trees and electric wires, also leaving a mess on roadways.

Rhode Island Energy had 9,145 outages across the state as of 8:30 a.m. on Thursday including one in Chepachet affecting 1,280 customers. While many remain in the dark, the number was down significantly from 16,096 around 6:30 a.m.

This photo at the corner of Durfee Hill and Snake Hill Roads was posted by Sue Levesque

The power company has crews working to restore power at locations across Rhode Island. Many of the outages remained unassigned, but others in Glocester are expecting restoration in the next several hours.

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in advance of the overnight storm, and the weather event left plenty of visible damage. Some homes were affected in Burrillville but that damage was minimal compared to neighbors to the south.

Dani Worster posted this photo of the rotary on Route 44.

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