2nd day of severe weather brings over 8,000 power outages

Over 7,000 people had no power on Wednesday

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – On Wednesday, over 7,000 people were without power after a severe thunderstorm passed through western Massachusetts. On Thursday, even more severe weather hit as Hurricane Arthur continues to work its way up the coast.

About 8,000 people were left in the dark Thursday night while a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning were activated for all of western Mass.

According to the WMECo and the National Grid outage maps, thousands of customers were left in the dark. At 3:00 a.m. Friday, the WMECo outage map showed 1,706 customers without power, and the National Grid map showed 1,578 in western Mass.; the worst being in Northampton 1,611, Amherst 1,410, Orange 1,146 and Springfield 1,991 without power.

As the morning continued, the vast majority of customers had their electricity restored. By 10:00 A.M., WMECo was reporting only 152 customers without power, and National Grid reporting about 200 in western Mass.

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