Springfield Residents Given Instructions on Power Connections

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has given special instructions to residents wondering what part of their home's electric infrastructure is their responsibility, and what's their utility company's. 

Western Massachusetts Electric Company hopes to have all power restored in Springfield by Saturday evening. Mayor Sarno says WMECO will only restore power to homes and buildings, and that it is not responsible for other repairs.

"If the electrical service line was torn from your property you must contact an electrician to reconnect the power line to the supply. Our building department inspectors will be open this weekend and working."

City officials recommend contacting a licensed electrician to restore service. Homeowners may have work done before WMECO restores power to their residenceS, but the connection must be approved by a city inspector. Electricians are responsible for obtaining permits to reconnect service.