Update, 3:15 p.m. Eversource reports 139 homes and businesses still without power in Boston, but no outages in Dedham, Brookline and Newton.
Eversource is blaming "equipment damage" for widespread outages that started around 10:45 a.m. in an area that extends from Brookline and Newton streets in the north to most of West Roxbury and Dedham in the south. Parts of Roslindale as far east as Roslindale Square are also affected.
In total, the company says 11,699 businesses and homes in Boston have no power,with 6,809 in Dedham, 1,213 in Brookline and 739 in Newton also out.
The company estimates restoration time of 2 p.m.
WFXT reports whatever happened happened at the Eversource substation on Baker Street in West Roxbury.
Monty Rattlesnake reports:
Route 1 is a nightmare with traffic signals out.