The question that Foxborough's town officials want to know is, "why is the power infrastructure in such poor condition?"
With (as of 8:00pm Wednesday, the town has been restored to over 85 percent with power) still without power three days after the October snowstorm, Foxborough's town manager took to the airwaves to express his disappointment with National Grid's response. The
"This time we are getting restored a little quicker than with Irene where we went " said town manager Kevin Paicos in his on-air interview.
Paicos said he couldn’t agree with National Grid's assessment of doing a much better job than with Irene.
"No, I don't think I can agree with that. I think they did better - beginning 24 hours after than three days with Irene."
Paicos does not believe that National Grid was adequately prepared for the October snowstorm.
He went onto note that the town is directing their attention to many resources and to getting the power restored. However, once the town is 100 percent back up and running, Foxborough will shift its attention to continuing the investigation that is ongoing from Tropical Storm Irene.
"The real issue why is the infrastructure is in such poor condition. [Why with such small marginal weather events] do we have such devastation," said Paicos. "We will bring National Grid to task. This is absolutely something more than coincidence."
Paicos says the town is going to investigate the "inadequate" tree-trimming program, poor infrastructure, in particular the "so called union loop." On Sunday, Foxborough down on the union loop. The union loop includes the power lines that feed towns in the area.
"The union loop keeps getting damaged badly so we want to focus our attention on that," Paicos concluded.
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