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Tree falling on tree in Brocton triggers major, National Grid outage... 

A tree falling on a power line in the Brocton area led to several outages that affected as many as 12-thousand National Grid electric customers during the Noon hour today.  As we first reported shortly before 1 PM today... the power first went out in parts of Lakewood shortly after 11 a.m.  We lost power here at our Media One Radio Group stations about 11:40 a.m.  National Grid Corporate Affairs Manager Dave Bertola says most power was restored by 1:30 this afternoon.  Bertola says the tree likely fell on a transmission line that delivers power to neighborhood substations.  He says no power had to be re-routed... so the fixes should be permanent.