It's been a long week for some Plymouth residents and business owners, but the end is finally in sight six days after Irene.
If you still don't have power, NStar has some relatively good news for you: You should have it back by 10 p.m. tonight (Friday). As of this morning, less than one percent of Plymouth customers were still in the dark, that's 232 out of 28,751 residents and businesses still without power, but the NStar crews and Plymouth DPW are still working. Plymouth Patch will continue posting updates on the latest power outages.
NStar reports more than 90,000 outages on the South Shore, Cape and New Bedford area; Pilgrim reports all systems are go; and Plymouth's EMA provided a New England welcome for an English family.
An English family was planning to spend a weekend enjoying the sun, sand and history in Plymouth, but instead wound up spending Sunday at the emergency shelter at Plymouth South Middle School. Emergency Management Director Aaron Wallace said the family of five had planned to drive up from New York City Friday night and holiday in Plymouth, but that changed quickly as Hurricane, and later Tropical Storm, Irene, followed the family north. "They drove up from New York for a better view of the storm," Wallace joked. "We started speaking with them Friday and followed their trek from New York...They were afraid that their rental would be flooded so they came down to the shelter," he said seriously. In total only six people used the shelter, …