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High tension line problem disrupted Turners power

MONTAGUE — Turners Falls firefighters were alerted to an electrical grid issue Monday night at 7:19 when the power went out at the firehouse, followed by several 911 calls.

Acting Capt. Kyle Cogswell said it appears the issue was with a high-tension line behind Connecticut River Internists, off Montague City Road.

“What we’re thinking is that a tree has come down on the high tensions in the swamp back there,” Cogswell said. “(Western Mass. Electrical Co.) is making the rest of the necessary repairs.”

Speaking at 9 p.m., Cogswell said WMECO had already restored power to the town and technicians were heading out into the swamp to find the problem.

Greenfield Fire Department reported a probably related power surge at the Middle School.

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