Monday, February 25, 2013
About 850 Jamaica Plain residents lost power Sunday.
Underground equipment failure was the cause of a power outage that affected over 2 percent of Jamaica Plain residents Sunday. Boston.com reports 850 people lost power beginning at 5:50 a.m. due to equipment that failed underground due to the weather. Power was restored the community by about 10 p.m. Sunday night. The outage was lengthy because NStar crews had to first find the location of the underground outage, according to Boston.com. Snow and water then had to be removed before the work could start. The power outage was relatively small but widespread in the community. Residents at “Forest Hills T, Curtis Hall/Library, Brewery, Jamaica Pond, Jackson Sq T, Hyde Sq, Green St T, Hunnewell Bldg.” were without power, according to a tweet …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The outages are related to an underground issue caused by the weather.
Quite a few NSTAR customers in Jamaica Plain were without power Sunday afternoon as a result of the most recent winter storm. By about 3 p.m., more than 400 customers were without power, according to a Boston Globe report. That was a slight drop from earlier in the day, at around 5:50 a.m. when 850 customers lost power. The power outages are weather-related, caused by some sort of issue underground, an NSTAR spokesperson told the Globe. Patch will have more on the outages as information becomes available.
Monday, July 16, 2012
NStar crews may have the power back on by 11:30 p.m., according to NotifyBoston.
About 700 JP and Roslindale residences were without power as of 9:30 p.m. on Monday night. NotifyBoston, the Twitter arm of the city's consituent services service, reports that NStar hopes to get the power back on by 11:30 p.m. on Monday.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Wires were brought down, according to scanner reports, with at least 10 Chestnut Avenue homes losing power.
According to scanner reports, wires are down in the Chestnut Avenue area. At least 10 homes were without power when the incident happened around 10 a.m. Chestnut Avenue residents — if you're reading this on battery power or your cell phone, let the neighborhood know if you're still without power. WHDH reports the outage was caused when an 80-year-old oak that was rotted all the way through fell on power lines and crushed a car. JP resident and Patch restaurant reviewer Kate Mason reported at 12:19 p.m. that power was back at her residence.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Menino also plans to establish a panel of energy experts to investigate cause of the Back Bay fire that sparked widespread power outages. Some areas are still blacked out.
Mayor Thomas Menino said in a press conference Thursday he's "frustrated" by NStar's lag-time to restore power to the Back Bay, and hopes the electric company will reimburse $85,000 in city overtime costs, and losses incurred by small businesses. "I want the shareholders to pay for the costs of this accident," Menino told said. "Not the ratepayers." Thursday afternoon there were also reports of explosions at several downtown manholes. He also plans to establish a panel of energy experts that will review NStar generators, and said the city is working with the state Department of Public Utilities to investigate the cause of Tuesday's transformer fire. The four-alarm fire at 6:30 p.m. poured a blanket of thick black smoke over the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A transformer fire beneath Hyde Park Avenue at Ukraine Way has caused blackouts in Forest Hills.
A transformer fire beneath Hyde Park Avenue, still burning as of 10:45 p.m., has caused blackouts in Forest Hills. About 500 people were without power. As of midnight, crews were working on the problem and expected to have it fixed in a few hours, according to Kate Leonard, a spokesperson for NSTAR. Leonard said some equipment failed, causing the incident. People living along Hyde Park Avenue reported hearing a pop and the lights went out. Fire crews were on the scene as smoke bellowed from a manhole. From time to time, staccato bursts of noise and flame would rise from the manhole. For sound and video of these bursts, view the 16-second video attached. A neighborhood cat, undetered by the loud pops and flashes, sat on the wall at the …