Village Of Westfield Without Power For 18 Plus Hours, Officials Say

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WESTFIELD – For over 18-hours the Village of Westfield has been without power and specialized equipment has since been brought in to make repairs.

Village officials, in an update on social media Thursday afternoon, explained that the outage stems from an issue with a power pole located in a “difficult to reach” location.

“The contractor with the specialized equipment has arrived and they are heading into the specific work location,” wrote officials. “We have no preliminary repair time estimates at this point, but the good news is they are here and will begin working on the problem as soon as practicable.”

Electricity went out around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night amid a windstorm impacting the region.

Overnight, officials said National Grid discovered a problem with a switch at their Finley Road Switch Station while attempting to diagnose the issue.

“Our line crew is patrolling our transmission line coming into the Village to make sure there are no other unknown problems,” officials continued. “Most of this line is off road and it is taking some time as they have to walk most of it.”

Once the switch and line are repaired, power is likely to be restored. Nevertheless, the extreme outage has caused several businesses to close for the day. In addition, several residents have expressed frustration online.


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