22News I-Team: The cost of switching to underground power lines

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – In the past few weeks western Massachusetts has had several storms that have left thousands of residents without electricity. Now, some people are now questioning why power lines aren’t buried.

Underground power lines could reduce the chances of power outages during storms, but they can be expensive.

The 22News I-Team looked into why electric companies and municipalities haven’t made the switch, and discovered it’s a massive and expensive project.

Watch the 22News I-Team report on the cost of underground power lines, Thursday, October 22 on 22News at 6:00 p.m.

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