Easton residents continue to struggle without power
Many people across Southern New England were still without power Monday night, following Friday's nor’easter.
Some residents in Easton, Massachusetts told NBC 10 News they're running generators to power small space heaters to help stay warm, as temperatures in their homes fall into the low 40s.
"I’m doing pretty good because I have my barbecue," said 85-year-old Mike Frisoli, who has been without power since Friday. "I won’t starve to death."
NBC 10 witnessed the storm damage in the neighborhood near Black Brook Road. Downed power lines and trees are still scattered in front of homes.
"The people in Puerto Rico have been dealing with it for more than 160 days," said Kyle Gray. "We have to deal with it."
Utilities crews in the area were also seen working to restore power. A National Grid spokesman told NBC 10 the company has about 300 line crews and about 100 ground crews working around the clock.
Others said they're disappointed by the company’s response in Massachusetts.
"Most utilities that I think, who are on their game, would’ve had us up and running by now," said Bob Rosenthal. "When you went online and put your address in, it said yesterday afternoon. Then, it said Sunday in the evening. Then, it said Monday morning, then it said Monday at noon, then Monday at 6," he said. "As you can see, Monday at 6 o'clock has come and gone."
Now, many people are just hoping the lights go on before Wednesday’s storm.
"Hopefully, it stays and it doesn’t go out again on Wednesday," said James Dolliver.
"We will get through it. We’re hearty New Englanders," Rosenthal said.
According to National Grid's online outage map, customers in this area of Easton should have power restored by Tuesday evening.