Department News

National Grid update

The Town Administrator, Police & Fire Chief are currently taking part in a conference call with National Grid for an update on response to our region, the goal of this call by National Grid is setting priorities, explaining how they are responding and addressing specific issues in each community.

National Grid is reporting 1,561 customers with no power in Tyngsborough as of 1 pm.    The storm left 400,000  customers without power in New England, as of this afternoon there were approximately 110,000 customers without power in the Merrimack Valley, National Grid is estimating 72 hours for full restoration.  The focus right now is public safety and life threatening issues.  This is a significant event and will take time to be addressed, officials in Tyngsborough will do everything we can but everyone should understand that restoration will be based on priorities set by National Grid.

A safety reminder; treat every line that is down as a live power line, it is never worth taking a chance.  You will also see helicopters inspecting high powered lines that may have been damaged.  If you are aware of someone without power who may be at risk or need assistance please contact Police Department communications at 978-649-7504.