Power Back On in Most of Barrington
Pockets of households are still waiting for electricity to return. Schools will onw start next Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Yes, power has been restored to most of Barrington. At around 1 p.m. Tuesday, however, there were still pockets of neighborhoods without electricity.
Included among the buildings without power were three of the schools: Nayatt, Sowams and Hampden Meadows. Primrose Hill, Barrington High School and the middle school have power.
That still makes things too uncertain for Superintendent Robert McIntyre. He decided late this morning that Barrington schools will open for the 2011-2012 year next Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Power returned to most of the town about 4:41 a.m. Tuesday, according to National Grid. But the Rumstick and Nayatt neighborhoods and pockets of Hampden Meadows are still power-less.
The National Grid map shows outages in Bay Spring, West Barrington, Rumstick, Nayatt, Sowams and Hampden Meadows as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Nayatt, Sowams and Hampden Meadows seemed to have the most wires come down. Nayatt Road between Bay and Bluff roads and Sowams Road near Kent Street were among the roads and streets shut down by falling trees and tangled wires during Hurricane Irene's landfall on Sunday.
The area around Chantilly and Fireside drives in Hampden Meadows also was hit hard. A tree dangled in downed wires at the end of Robbins Drive for a while.