A tree branch that came down on Sunday evening in North Adams knocked out power for some local residents.

The call came in around 7:00 PM...

The North Adams Fire Department and National Grid crews responded to an area south of East Avenue in North Adams Sunday night around 7:00 PM after a call came in reporting a wire that was knocked down from a tree branch that fell on it. The wire was downed on Glen Avenue, which is just south of East Avenue.

 

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(Above: A downed wire on Glen Avenue in North Adams knocked out power for some area residents Sunday night)

 

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Crews had to de-energize the line before anything else...

Power was lost in some surrounding areas while the North Adams Fire Department had to wait for National Grid to arrive and de-energize the line before anything could be done.

 

Photo: Nick Mantello (used with permission)
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(Above: A bright flash of fire on Glen Avenue in North Adams last night was observed by the North Adams Fire Department as they waited for National Grid to de-energize the line.)

The street was temporarily blocked off...

The street was blocked by the North Adams Fire Department because of the dangerous situation. Power was expected to be restored at some point last night. The power outage map on the National Grid website this morning showed no current outages in the area.

 

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(Above: The National Grid Power Outage Map showed no current outages as of this morning)

Information on just how many homes in the area were affected was not available on the National Grid website map this morning.

 

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