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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Still lots of power outages across South County

Heavy snow and ice still taking a toll
By Will Collette

As of 1 PM, National Grid reports there are over 1,300 power outages across the state affecting 20,000 households.

Many of them are in South County as the effects of yesterday's ugly little snow storm linger.

Click here for the National Grid interactive map of outages and Click here to report an outage.

When I drove over to the Mini-Super this morning to drop off a load of electronic waste with Indie Cycle LLC (great people), I noticed a number of mailboxes were knocked off or damaged by snow plows. When the snow is as heavy and wet as the stuff produced by this storm, that kind of damage is inevitable.

However, the state does have a process you can follow to get either a mailbox replacement or up to $50 compensation if a state DOT truck knocked over your mail box. CLICK HERE for my past reports on this problem.