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Downed wires in Longmeadow, power outages reported

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Power was knocked out to the Longmeadow Police station Sunday morning due to downed wires on Laurel Street. 

Western Mass News has learned police have power because the building is equipped with generators. The station is located on Williams Street. 

The Longmeadow Police dispatcher told us they received a call from a resident at about 6:20 a.m. reporting they had no electricity.

The downed wires fell across the road in the vicinity of 505 Laurel St.  No word yet what caused them to come down. 

Police have closed off that section of Laurel St. and we're told Hopkins Place is down to one lane for anyone driving through the area. 

Eversource is at the scene now working to make repairs.  

In all, 273 Longmeadow customers were reportedly without power just before 8 a.m. 

At about the same time a small power outage in Springfield was also being reported. As of about 7 a.m.  Sunday the Eversource Outage Map showed several hundred customers without power; a total of 360. 

Eversource reporting this outage was due to an issue with an underground cable. Power is expected to be completely restored in Springfield around 10 a.m., representative Farah Duffany confirmed with us.

As far as the outage in Longmeadow...Western Mass News was told crews are still investigating what happened. 

"Kind of an odd one...Could have been an animal that got into our equipment, but (we) can't say for sure yet," explained Duffany. 

In order to make the necessary repairs Eversource had to knock out power to 264 customers.  Power is expected to be restored in Longmeadow at around 10:45 a.m. Sunday. 

Stay with 'Western Mass News' online and on-air starting at 9 a.m. on ABC40 for the latest. 

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