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Power Being Restored After Strong Storms Move Through Area

Storms knock a tree onto power lines on High St. in Palmer early Wednesday

Storms knock a tree onto power lines on High St. in Palmer early Wednesday

(WGGB) — Heavy rain and high winds moving through the Pioneer Valley left thousands of people without power early Wednesday morning.

As of 9:50 a.m., only scattered outages remain across Western Mass.

National Grid is reporting that 476 customers remain without power in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties.

Of those outages, Palmer and Monson are seeing the highest numbers, with 103 and 89 outages respectively.

More than 1,000 customers were left in the dark for a short time in Palmer, after winds knocked trees onto power lines. The picture above shows a tree that fell across High Street early Wednesday.

As of 3:00 a.m., National Grid reported that roughly 6,000 customers are without power in the area of Wilbraham. Power has since been restored to those customers.

Meanwhile, 364 Western Mass. Electric Co. customers were affected in Russell, but they too have had their power restored.

Crews are continuing to deal with several scattered outages as the skies clear over Western Mass.

As of 9:45 a.m., WMECo. is reporting that only 49 customers across the area remain without power.


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