Utility companies prepared for Monday’s wind damage, power outages

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Tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents lost power from Monday’s wind storm.

Wind gusts 60-miles-per-hour across the area Monday led to many downed trees and power outages. Westfield Gas and Electric was prepared. 

Spokeswoman Lisa Stowe told 22News their resources are limited, so as soon as they have an inkling of an incoming wind storm, they request help from New England Public Power Authority so they can get their customers’ power back quickly.

Eversource was also ready to go out and fix any issues. They had crews on duty since the start of the wind storm, including line workers, underground crews and tree contractors, and residents noticed. 

“Those guys are under plenty of stress as it is, so, I completely understand why,” said East Longmeadow resident, Dillon Gerfin. “Those guys are trying their best to get the power back up as quickly as possible.”

Eversource said they prepare for these kinds of storms year-round by constantly updating their system to make it more resilient to severe weather. 

But we shouldn’t see any more wind-related power outages again this week. 

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