REGION - Here's an early morning update on the towns serviced by National Grid and Unitil in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Ayer saw a tremendous number of homes re-energized overnight Tuesday into Wednesday (dropping from 1,098 without power at midnight to 239 at nearly 6 a.m.).

Other towns, not so much. Harvard remained the same from midnight to 6 a.m., with 501 customers without power.

Here's a look at the region, as reported by National Grid and Unitl as of about 6 a.m. this morning.

---UNITIL - 5:47 a.m., Wed., Oct. 31:

(without power/total number of customers in community)

Ashby - 0/1,381

Fitchburg - 8/18,937

Leominster - 0/27

Lunenburg - 8/4,745

Shirley 0/26 (town is largely National Grid)

Townsend 1/3,881

---NATIONAL GRID - 5:28 a.m., Wed., Oct. 31:

(number without power/number of customers in that community)

Ayer - 239/3,858

Berlin - 6/1,326

Bolton - 362/1,933

Clinton - 593/7,034

Harvard - 501/2,278

Lancaster - 1,102/2,971

Leominster - 160/19,043

Lowell - 1,088/42,332

Pepperell - 76/4,862

Shirley - 690/2,760

Westford - 788/9,238

** Mary Arata, Nashoba Publishing

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