A storm that pummeled the area Friday caused widespread power outages in northern Rhode Island. The storm brought wind, heavy rains and flooding, especially near the coast, where multiple bridges were shut down.

Power outages included the MacColl YMCA in Lincoln and the Monastery complex in Cumberland, among many others.

National Grid had extra crews on duty, but a spokesman said workers would not go up in a bucket truck if winds exceeded 35 miles per hour.

North Providence Police Chief David Tikoian said all hands were on deck as the town dealt with more than 30 downed trees. One fallen tree caused High Service Avenue to be shut down coming from Smith Street, meaning the only access to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is from Mineral Spring Avenue.

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