Attorney General Martha Coakley is scheduled to announce today that she will seek the penalties against the utility for violations during their response to Tropical Storm Irene and the surprise October snowstorm in Massachusetts.
In an advisory announcing the news conference, Coakley's office said that the violations include "unacceptably low staffing levels" and the utility's failure to adequately communicate with municipal officials, first responders and customers.
Hundreds of thousands of customers of National Grid and other utilities lost power during the storms and some waited longer than a week for crews to restore their electricity.
To read the Attorney General's full press release, click here.
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