Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would require National Grid to provide health insurance to locked-out gas workers and prohibit public funds from flowing to the company until the labor dispute ends.
National Grid is providing dry ice and bottled water for customers still affected by Friday's thunderstorms.
In a Sunday morning press release, the utility said power has been restored to 85 percent of the 196,000 National Grid customers impacted by the storm that brought wind gusts over 70 mph areas of eastern upstate New York.
It may be spring, but the recent snowstorms took their toll on utility companies across New York. Some customers were in the dark for days, and now the state Public Service Commission is investigating.