Providence county experiencing large power outages

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — National Grid is reporting multiple power outages in the Providence and North Providence area.

The National Grid website was showing over 9,000 customers affected at one point. As of 8:25 p.m., that number had decreased to 2,698 and a short time later, power was less than 100 customers away from being completely restored.

The power company is investigating the possible causes.

Eyewitness News is following this story and will bring you updates as they become available.