Power knocked out in Salisbury

This photo was taken by someone at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation camping area and shows water from the recent heavy rain. Courtesy photo

SALISBURY — Tropical Storm Elsa made for an uncomfortable weekend for some campers at Salisbury Beach State Reservation.

A power outage, lasting more than 24 hours, was reported Friday at about 4 p.m., according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation spokeswoman Olivia Dorrance.

She said the electrical outage affected the reservation’s lifeguard station, portions of the campground and a comfort station.

Electrical generators were brought in to power the lifeguard and comfort stations, but the replacement of a broken fuse did not resolve the issue Friday night, Dorrance said in an email.

A contractor was brought in Saturday morning, a short circuit was found, and the broken part was replaced, she said. Power was restored to the park Saturday at about 7 p.m.

Dorrance said campers were notified by park staff and offered a refund but the amount was still being determined as of Monday evening.

Anyone looking for camping reservations or refund information can visit the ReserveAmerica website at www.reserveamerica.com/camping/massachusetts-department-of-conservation-and-recreation/r/campgroundDirectoryList.do?contractCode=MA.

Staff writer Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached via email at jsullivan@newburyportnews.com or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.

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