Eldridge to Lead Forum on 'Snowtober' National Grid Outages

Marlborough state senator Jamie Eldridge along with Rep. Steven Levy will talk to residents about how they were affected by the Halloween weekend storm and the resulting National Grid power outages.

announced Monday that he will host a community forum to discuss the widespread power outages resulting from the Oct. 29 snowstorm on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bigelow Auditorium in the . Members of the public with concerns about the utility response are invited to attend and share their perspective.

“The October snowstorm left many of my constituents without power—including heat—for several days. Bad weather and natural disasters are unpreventable, but there may be more we can do to prepare for these occurrences in the future. I look forward to hearing from constituents about their concerns and working together to improve service in the future,” said Eldridge.

The forum will focus on utility companies’ preparedness for and response to the Oct. 29 storm, proactive solutions to future storms of this scope and severity and potential legislation to prevent similar situations in the future. 

Joining Eldridge will be Representative Steven Levy and Susan Templeton of Representative Harold Naughton’s office, along with municipal officials and a representative from NSTAR.

“Our office is thrilled to take part in this important forum that is being conducted for citizens and town officials in the area. This will give them an opportunity to voice any concerns surrounding the Oct. 29 storm, as well as future natural disasters,” said Templeton.

For more information, contact Kelsey Smithwood in Senator Eldridge’s office at 617-722-1120, or email James.Eldridge@MASenate.gov.

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