Patriots provide powerless Foxboro with supplies

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Patriots provide powerless Foxboro with supplies

(NECN: Scot Yount, Foxboro, Mass.) - Foxboro still has 15,000 without power Wednesday afternoon.

But just down the road at Gillette Stadium, the lights are back on.

According to National Grid spokesperson Jackie Barry, the company has an established process for how they restore power.

There are two lines that feed power to the stadium -- one from Foxboro and one from Wrentham. Coincidentally, the Wrentham line did not sustain significant damage.

National Grid has stated that they did not give the stadium preferential treatment and they hope to have power restored to most of the customers by Friday. All power will be restored by Sunday at the latest.

In the meantime, the Patriots organization handed out bags of ice, batteries, and even generators to those who rely on well water for their water supply.

Mayo: Patriots QB situation has him thinking back to 2008

Mayo: Patriots QB situation has him thinking back to 2008

Jerod Mayo looks at the looming quarterback situation for the Patriots and can’t help thinking back to his rookie season.

The former Patriots linebacker who graduated (ahem) to co-hosting “Quick Slants” with me on Monday nights, was asked how drastic the impact of Brady’s four-game suspension will be.

“I still remember 2008, my rookie year, in the first game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs and Tom tears his ACL,” said Mayo. “Matt Cassel, at the same point, had zero starts just like Jimmy Garoppolo and we won 11 games. I know we missed the playoffs, but we still won 11 games and that’s something.”

Asked what the message Bill Belichick gave the team in the wake of Brady’s injury and what Mayo anticipates the message being now, Mayo answered, “Honestly, it’s so cliché but it’s that ‘next man up’ mentality and the depth of the team that Bill Belichick builds, you just can’t top it.”

Later in the show, Mayo indicated he wouldn’t be surprised if the team did add a little more quarterback depth in camp. In 2015, the team brought on both Ryan Lindley and Matt Flynn as a cushion behind Brady and Garoppolo.  

Hurley: Why the rush to clear Manning's name?

Hurley: Why the rush to clear Manning's name?

Michael Hurley discusses the NFL's investigation into Peyton Manning's alleged PED use with Toucher and Rich. Hurley wonders why their was such a rush to clear a retired player and continue the probe into still-active players.