National Grid prepares for upcoming storm

National Grid has added contracted crews and tree crews in anticipation of storm

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Area utility companies like National Grid say they have a plan in place to respond to any power outages.

The company told 22News they have about 185 internal line crews ready to go, and have requested an additional 700 contracted crews from throughout New England and the Eastern United States. They’ve also requested nearly 400 tree crews.

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The utility company says they are in direct communication with state officials, police, and emergency management agencies.

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