Storms brought down tree limbs, power lines

A little more than 2 dozen people woke up Wednesday without power

WESTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Following a night of stormy weather, some people in Westhampton woke up without power Wednesday morning.

Westhampton Fire Chief Chris Norris told 22News that the weather was to blame for a large tree limb that came down right on top of power lines in the area of 300 Main Road. Chief Norris said that the downed lines started a small fire. The fire didn’t spread very far, but the electrical charge followed a water pipe to a nearby home and charred part of that home’s basement.

Eversource Energy crews shut off power to the immediate area, and are working to repair the downed lines. At last check, around 33 people were without power. Chief Norris told 22News it should take three to four hours to complete the repair work.

Main Road (Route 66) is open to traffic, and no one was hurt in the incident.

A larger outage in nearby Worthington has affected more than 200 customers, while additional outages continued Wednesday morning in Huntington, Shelburne, Northfield, and Southampton. Click here to Eversource Energy’s outage map.

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