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National Grid Says It Was Ready for Tuesday Night Storm

National Grid faced fierce criticism for its response to Hurricane Irene and an October snowstorm last year but said on Tuesday it is ready for heavy winds and rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

National Grid officials said on Tuesday that they were ready for the expected gusty winds and heavy rain that is forecasted to move into the area on Tuesday night.

The utility company has come under fire for previous storm responses, including during a large snowstorm last fall that left Westford without power for several days.

In July, state Attorney General Martha Coakley proposed fining the company a record $16 million, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"ag-seeks-16-million-fine-against-national-grid-for-irene-october-snowstorm-response"} --> for what she said was an inadequate response to and also

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