RMLD Unable to Restore Power By Monday's End

In its latest update, Reading Municipal Light Department said customers left in the dark by midnight will not have electricity until daylight at the earliest.

Updated Tuesday at 12:35 a.m.: According to an update on the RMLD website at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, outages are still an issue throughout Wilmington.

"At this time we are still experiencing additional outages being reported throughout the service territory," the update said.

Original Story: Reading Municipal Light Department employees prepared for the possibility of widespread power outages, and that's exactly what they got during Hurricane Sandy.

And as of late Monday night, crews were still hard at work with no immediate end in sight.

According to a 9 p.m. update on the RMLD website, customers who do not have power back by midnight will not be restored before morning.

"RMLD crews will be making areas safe throughout the night," said the update. "Restoration will again begin during the day Tuesday. However, customers should be aware that in some cases, the power may be out for several days."

The following is a list of roads experiencing power outages at this hour, though not all roads in the dark are included with this list.

  • Shawsheen Ave., Reed, Harold and Pouliot Place
  • Frederick
  • Dorchester
  • Arnold
  • Sheridan
  • Lockwood
  • Birch
  • Hillcrest
  • Lawrence
  • Faulkner
  • Beech Ct., Cedar St., Harris St., Burt Rd.

As of about 8 p.m., Deputy Fire Chief Rick McClellan said he was still out on the roads with Fire Department crews dealing with "trees down on wires and houses."


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