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Power coming back after storm hits Massachusetts

October 8, 2013

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Power is slowly being restored hours after winds toppled trees and knocked out electricity for thousands around Massachusetts, with the central and western parts of the state hardest hit.

Early Tuesday, just over 500 Western Massachusetts Electric Co. customers were without power. That’s down from more than 1,800 in Pittsfield alone earlier Monday.

National Grid’s website indicated more than 400 customers were without power. Earlier Monday, 2,000 people had lost power in both Worcester County and Franklin County, in the central and north central parts of the state.

The National Weather Service said severe weather and wind advisories were set to expire throughout Massachusetts by late Monday night.

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