SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Western Massachusetts Electric Co. says power has been restored to customers in the Springfield area.

The subsidiary of Northeast Utilities said Sunday that electricity has been restored to more than 34,000 customers. Tornadoes that killed three people swept through western Massachusetts on Wednesday.

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The Springfield area towns of West Springfield, Springfield and Agawam sustained major damage from the tornado. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. says more than 14,000 customers in Springfield alone were affected during the worst of the storms.

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The power company says patrols will continue Sunday to determine if more work is needed. It said that in some cases, customers may still have no power because electric service could not be restored due to severe structural damage to a house or business.

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