This is Brutus Cantoreggi with the Town of Franklin to provide you with an update on the loss of electricity within the Town after yesterday's historic Nor'eater storm.
There are presently 3,140 customers in Franklin without power. As of this morning, National Grid has begun power recovery efforts in the community and will restore power as quickly as possible. They presently warn that full power restoration may take up to 72 hours. If you do not have power make sure you contact National Grid at 800-465-1212. They can't restore your power if they don't know it's out.
The high winds of yesterday caused many power and other overhead transmission lines to come down. Please stay away from any downed wire and treat all downed wires as energized electrical lines. Only a few road remain impassable due to trees and wires down; they are marked with barricades and signs - please do not drive past barricades.
Citizens without power can go to the Hockomock YMCA located at 45 Forge Hill Road for a warm shower and charge your electronic devices.