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5,800 Without Power; High Winds Will Continue Through the Morning

A wind warning is in effect until 10 a.m.

Strong winds have knocked down trees and power lines in Cranston, putting thousands of National Grid customers in the dark as they woke up this morning.

And things won't die down until later today.

The powerful winds will continue through the morning, according to the National Weather Service, and some gusts could approach hurricane-force speeds.

The National Weather Service's High Wind Warning has been extended to 10 a.m. with steady winds averaging 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 65 mph.

Nintey-one National Grid customers were without power in Cranston as of 5:30 this morning and a total of 5,806 were in the dark across the entire state. About an hour later, a particularly energetic round of gusts and driving rain knocked out more power lines and the total climbed to 3,428 customers without electricity in Cranston and more than 13,000 throughout the state by 6:45 a.m.

As of 7:38 a.m., 5,823 customers had lost power in Cranston.

Did you lose power or a tree? Post a photo of storm damage by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to your right.

Here's a list of closings and cancellations:

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School — cancelled, no power
  • A Child's University — delayed 1 hour, teachers report normal time.

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