Fallen transmission line knocks out power, stops trains

A tree brought down a main transmission line this morning in Chatham. It happened just before 9:30 in an area off Locust Street, by the railroad tracks. According to Chatham Fire Officials, the incident caused a transformer fire, that knocked out power. NYSEG was called to the scene. Locust Street was closed, and CSX train traffic was stopped until the lines were repaired.

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