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ElecComm Corporation Helped Restore Power to Much of Western Mass Over Thanksgiving Weekend – Pittsfield, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 05, 2014

Dozens of utility and tree crews worked around the clock to restore power through the Thanksgiving holiday and into the weekend. Thousands of residents in Hampshire and Franklin counties were without power through Thanksgiving and ElecComm Corporation worked on the holiday and through Sunday to help utility companies restore power in Western Mass.

The “large area outages” referred to the Hadley, Greenfield and Pittsfield areas.

As of 7 p.m. Thursday, just over 7,000 of the utility’s 213,544 customers did not have power, and most of them were in Franklin and Berkshire counties. Two communities were particularly hard hit, it was reported that all 710 customers in Worthington and more than half of its 892 customers in Leverett were without electricity.

There were also scattered power outages in Amherst, Easthampton, Hadley, Hatfield, Pelham, Southampton, Westhampton and Whately.

The heavy, wet snow took down many trees and lines in so many areas of Western Mass that ElecComm Corporation was called in to help utility companies restore power. It was a long and difficult restoration. WMECo also called in crews from N Star to assist. The challenge was in getting to some areas where the roads were blocked.

Several hours after the last snow fell, trees and limbs continued to come down Thursday morning. Branches continued to fall after the storm ended because of a phenomenon called “snap-back,” which occurs when there is heavy snow that does not easily fall off trees. That added to the problems of getting the lights back on.

When the power goes out, utility companies call ElecComm Corporation. For more information, contact us.

Source: Excerpts – Daily Hampshire Gazette


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