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Thousands Without Power as High Winds Continue

A wind warning is in effect through the day.

Thousands Without Power as High Winds Continue


Strong winds have knocked down trees and power lines in the area, 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 6 p.m. as winds averaging 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 65 mph are expected through the day.

More than 2,000 in the Greenville section between Johnston and Smithfield are without power this morning and more than 10,000 were in the dark throughout the state as of 10 a.m., according to the National Grid Power Outage Map.

Help us track neighborhodds in the dark. Did you lose power? Let us know where in the comments section below.

Did the winds cause any damage in your yard? Post a photo of storm damage by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to your right.

 

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