Two-lane Bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island in Danger of Collapse | NECN

Two-lane Bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island in Danger of Collapse

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (NECN: Brad Puffer, Coventry, RI) - The skies have cleared over much of New England, but folks are not out of the woods just yet. While the rains are moving out, the flood waters will be around for several more days.


    Rushing water from the Pawtuxet River is threatening to collapse a bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island.

    One of Rhode Island's Democratic congressmen is asking President Barack Obama to witness firsthand
    the damage in the state, which has been struggling to cope with the worst flooding in 200 years.

    Rep. Jim Langevin asked Obama to view the damage from the ground or the air during his planned trip to
    New England. Langevin says if there is any possibility that Obama could see the damage, his constituents would be grateful for the president's attention to their plight.

    Obama is scheduled to visit Maine to discuss health care and Boston for a fundraiser.

    Rhode Island National Grid Contact Numbers:
    If you smell natural gas call 1-800-640-1595
    For other natural gas service inquiries, call 1-800-870-1664
    For electric service inquiries call 1-800-322-3223
    To report an electric outage call 1-800-465-1212

    Massachusetts National Grid Contact Numbers:
    For all natural gas related inquires, call 1-800-233-5325
    For electric service inquiries call 1-800-322-3223
    To report an electric outage call 1-800-465-1212