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WMECo: Power Should Be Back by Wednesday Night

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt here in western Massachusetts.

Much of this part of the state is served by Western Mass. Electric and they’ve had their hands full since yesterday.

There were widespread power outages throughout the region.

Western Mass. Electric crews have been out on the roads restoring power since Monday morning.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, the majority of customers have had their power restored.

“As it stands this afternoon, we’ve still got about 7,000 customers without power, primarily in the higher elevation of the hilltowns, since the storm first began impacting our area about 8 a.m. yesterday we have restored about 40,000 customers,” says Frank Poirot of Western Mass. Electric.

Western Mass. Electric says it had 200 crews on the roads. They included line crews from WMECo and other crews from as far away as Oklahoma and Michigan.

WMECo says that most people should be up by today and into tomorrow. For areas like the hilltowns that were hit hard, they expect complete restoration by Wednesday night.

For the latest outage information and outage maps, CLICK HERE.


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