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Transformer explosion in Carver sets lights flickering across region

A transformer explosion around 6 p.m. at an NStar substation caused flickering lights from the South Coast to South Boston as NStar's grid adjusted to the sudden loss of power.

The same basic thing happened in 2013 when a pole came down in Carver.

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Forgot to double clutch , had to start over.......

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It may be coincidence, but lights here flickered just before 6 PM. Marlborough is not in SE Mass.

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Thanks to Adam for addressing my posting issue.

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Now that you mention it I did notice a slight dimming of the lights in my house in Revere around 6 PM or so. The funny thing is our provider is National Grid. Coincidence maybe?

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There's a vast conspiracy to connect all the power lines and provide you with electricity. If you listen closely, you can hear the grid humming. They hide subliminal messages in this hum, to program you when you're sleeping. Don't think your tinfoil will do any good; that's just a diversion.

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I wondered why my lights were intermittently flickering when there wasn't a storm outside.

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Lights flickered all the way up here in Melrose. I was wondering what was going on...

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Happened off and on for 20 minutes in Rozzie

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One at 1742 and one at 1757. I suspect these were the Cambridge grid seeing the effects of this. (Don't know if they were undervoltage, overvoltage, frequency skew, or what...just that the UPS kicked in, then went back to line power.

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as my back up battery took over.

We had a series of blips in the Back Bay. The final one happened while I was on the phone with a staff person in our building to ask if he was seeing any power issues. He called Nstar and the customer service person told him they didn't know of any problems in the area.

But this was very early in the issue so maybe that department didn't know what was going on in Carver.

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My lights flickered too; I'm in Allston. I'm in a lucky section that rarely ever loses power, so I was wondering what was going on. Thanks for letting us know.

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