State To Review Response Of National Grid, NStar After Irene

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Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

BOSTON (CBS) – State officials are planning a full review of the electric companies’ response to the outages as a result of Tropical Storm Irene.

The investigation will focus on NStar and National Grid. Officials will look at how the utilities prepared for the storm and how they responded.

The state hopes to learn from the review and suggest improvements.

Irene knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes in Massachusetts. Some people just got their power back this past weekend after a week in the dark.

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