Hurricane Sandy Leaves Thousands Without Power

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Power outages increased last night as Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Photo Credit: File photo

Updated 10 p.m.

WORCESTER, Mass. - National Grid is reporting 1,710 active outages in Worcester County, with approximately 216,306 customers affected by power loss from Hurricane Sandy Monday evening.

The following is the number of customers National Grid estimates are affected by outages:

Auburn: 282

Grafton: 4,562

Leicester: 1,300

Millbury: 590

Northborough: 1,588

Northbridge: 1,937

Southborough: 2,160

Westborough: Over 1,000

Holden: No figures available. After total blackout due to failed transmission lines, power was restored across town at 9:30 p.m.

Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury-based Electric Light & Cable is reporting just a handful of power outages and about 300 households without cable service.

The Daily Voice, available on computer, tablet and smartphone, will be updating with the latest local information throughout the storm. Have cancellations or storm damage photos? Email

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