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Don't even think about calling Bedford police to report a power outage, unless it's a true emergency

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 13:31:11-05

BEDFORD — After getting inundated with calls over the weekend from residents reporting power outages, Bedford police issued a plea to its residents of what not to do during widespread outages.

In a Facebook post, the department said residents should not call them first if there is a power outage, unless the power outage affects a life support system, such as oxygen systems and other medical devices.

Over the weekend, they received hundreds of "unnecessary calls," which delayed them from answering true emergencies, according to the post.

To clarify, a true emergency doesn't include an interruption of your favorite show like General Hospital.

To check the estimated time for power to be restored in your area, check FirstEnergy's power outages site here .

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