And that's why a news copter was hovering over Fairmount Hill this morning, according to the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook. Eversource is estimating 1:30 p.m. for full restoration of power.
Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park loses power after truck driver takes out utility poles near the police academy
WBZ reports on today's arrests outside the controversial East Eagle Street substation, construction of which began last week.
New England faced an electricity emergency Christmas Eve; the lights stayed on, but the price of power skyrocketed more than eightfold
On Christmas Eve, after a brutal winter storm had swept from one coast to the other and left millions of people in the dark - including 200,000 in the western and northernmost parts of New England - a series of events created an emergency situation for the regional power grid over a couple of hours that afternoon. Read more.
MEMA reports that as of 9:15 a.m., 74,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts have lost power.
The Eversource outage map so far shows only a few scattered outages in Boston and other inside-128 places.
WBUR reports on the approval for Eversource's proposed East Eagle Street substation.
Eversource reports the lights went out for 855 homes and businesses along Morrissey Boulevard in the Savin Hill/UMass entrance area shortly before 9 p.m. The company says it hopes to have the power flowing again by midnight.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a state board did nothing wrong in approving plans by Eversource to swap two sites on East Eagle Street in East Boston for a proposed substation. Read more.
Waltham Police reported at 4"14 p.m.:
There are electrical surges throughout the City of Waltham that are causing transformer fires, light signals to fail, and smoke in buildings.
Eileen Murphy photographed Eversource workers and a generator at K and East 6th streets around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday as they worked an overnight shift to try to fix whatever went wrong with the power along K Street.
Updated 9:10 am., Tuesday.
Wednesday's expected temperature drop can't come soon enough for Eversource's groaning Boston power grid - and the people who keep losing their AC and lights because of it. Read more.
Eversource reports more than 3,000 homes and businesses in East Boston lost power around 11 p.m. It's hoping to have the power back by 12:45 a.m.
Eversource now says it could be around 11:15 a.m. before some 745 customers between L Street and Farragut Road get back the power they lost around 7:45 p.m. yesterday - although a few might not be able to turn their AC back on until 12:30. Read more.
Update: Eversource predicting 3:45 a.m. restoration for roughly 1,500 South Boston customers.
It's the night the lights went out in Southie, around 7:45 p.m. to be exact. Read more.
A couple of manholes blew up in Savin Hill around 2:30 p.m. and the lights - and air conditioning - went out across Dorchester, from Lower Mills up to Port Norfolk. Read more.
A manhole exploded shortly before 6 p.m. at Cambridge and Bowdoin streets, sending two Eversource workers to Mass. General, one with life-threatening injuries, and creating massive traffic issues in the area. Read more.
Gretchen Van Ness reported this morning that the traffic lights on either side of the Neponset were out this morning - including at Fairmount Avenue and Truman Parkway, where Eversource reports a "vehicle accident" took out the power.
Eversource is estimating restoration of power for some 857 homes and businesses in the Hyde Square area at 12:30 a.m. It's blaming "equipment damage" for the outage. In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, some residents reported seeing a bright flash.
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