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WMECO And NSTAR Workers Heading To VT To Restore Power

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Utility workers from Western Massachusetts are heading to Vermont to help crews there restore power to more than 22,000 customers after a Nor’easter blanketed the area with heavy, wet snow.Thirty Western Massachusetts Electric Company and NSTAR line workers and support staff are responding to a call for assistance from Green Mountain Power. WMECO’s Priscilla Ress says fallen trees caused by heavy, wet snow are the number one cause of power outages.

“Those trees come down and they damage the power lines,” Ress said. “When the trees come down they also block the roads and makes the access to where the damage is very difficult.”

Ress says the WMECO and NSTAR workers will stay in Vermont as long as they are needed.   

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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