National Grid says they’re ready for storm’s expected power outages

National Grid ready to go for power outages

National Grid's Patrick Stella speaks with NewsChannel 13's Reid Kisselback about how they're preparing for power outages from the major storm hitting the Capital Region.

National Grid says they’re ready for any power outages that happen Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Winds in parts of the Capital Region were expected to gust up to 60 miles per hour.

National Grid has extra crews on standby, and have even pre-staged some crews in what are expected to be the hardest hit areas.

“We do drills periodically through the year just to prepare for these things,” said Patrick Stella with National Grid. “We’ve got extra crews on call. We’ve kind of positioned them in places where we think we might see the highest winds, and we’re in this kind of wait and see mode and just to see what happens in the next couple of hours and overnight.”

National Grid is reminding people to stay safe, report any power outages to them and never touch downed power lines.

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