North Adams downtown back up and running after Monday's power outage

NORTH ADAMS — The city's downtown businesses were back to regular operations on Tuesday.

The south side of Main Street and parts of American Legion Drive were impacted most of the day Monday by a National Grid power outage.

National Grid crews worked throughout the day to identify the source of the outage, which affected more than 60 customers, according to the National Grid website.

The source of the problem was eventually identified in a piece of equipment near the Holiday Inn on Main Street, according to Mayor Richard Alcombright, who was briefed on the issue by city employees on Tuesday.

"Once that piece of equipment was fixed, they brought up all of the customers that were out by mid to late afternoon," Alcombright said.

The shopping plaza that includes Papa Gino's and Greylock Federal Credit Union took longer to restore power because National Grid needed access to its privately-owned equipment, Alcombright said.

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