Question of the Day: Rating National Grid
How do you rate National Grid's response in Easton during "Snowtober"?
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For the second time since late August, National Grid, the power company that serves Easton and many other nearby communities, had its hands full after an October snowstorm knocked out power for more than 600,000 Massachusetts residents.
After Hurricane Irene, many Easton officials were upset with National Grid's response. Some residents were without power for nearly a week. This time, however, most residents in Easton who lost power had power back within the first day, despite three poles that fell on Bay Road.
The process has been much slower in nearby communities like Foxborough, though. Senator Scott Brown chimed in with a letter to Massachusetts energy providers yesterday.
"I have received reports from municipal authorities and residents frustrated by the limited number of trucks and crews that have been dispatched to their area since Saturday," he said.
How do you rate National Grid's performance this time around? Answer our poll or in our comments section.