Update: Power Restored to Most of Region
There are some pockets still in the dark, but Bristol and Warren are mostly lit up.
National Grid is reporting most residents in Bristol and Warren have had power restored, and crews continue to work on areas still in the dark.
The power company is reporting on its Outage Map that there are just small pockets of outages remaining around the two towns. Just more than 50 people are out in the Laurel Park area in Warren, and a pocket between State Street and BayView Ave, where several outages are still being reported. Any other power outages are sporadic and scattered around the area, most impacting just a handful of people.
Widespread outages were expected in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a huge, damaging storm that hit New Joersey but sent hurricane force winds as far north as southern Rhode Island. The tropical storim force winds felt in Bristol and Warren were enough to plunge thousands inthe area into darkness.
We'll continue to monitor power outages throughout the next couple of days, but you can help us track which parts of town are in the dark. Let us know in the comments section below if you still can't turn on the lights.