Power restored in Chester after town-wide blackout

According to the most recent census, Chester has a total population of 1,308 people.

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CHESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents in the western Hampden County town of Chester were in the dark Saturday night.

Jill Moretz, the General Manager of Chester Electric, told 22News nearly the entire town lost power around 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross told 22News a tree fell on Route 20 on the Beckett / Chester town line.

27 customers were without power in Beckett, while nearly the entire town of Chester was in the dark.

Power was restored around midnight Sunday.

According to the most recent census, Chester has a total population of 1,308 people.

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