WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 160 people were in the dark for hours in West Springfield Monday night after an accident brought down wires and utility poles and spilled transformer oil.
As of 6:30 Tuesday morning, 20 customers remained without power.
West Springfield Police Officer Lance Stowell told 22News, a truck hit some low-hanging wires and took down two utility poles on Bliss Street at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Officer Stowell said that part of Bliss Street is a commercial zone.
Eversource crews were on site making repairs. Police kept 22News cameras back because transformer oil had spilled onto the road surface. The oil in transformers is considered hazardous and toxic