Monday, May 13, 2013
Early Saturday morning about 19,000 customers in Natick and Framingham were without power.
NSTAR says a "lightning arrestor failed at its Speen Street substation" causing 19,000 customers in Framingham and Natick to be without power early Saturday morning. A lightning arrestor is used in a substation like a surge protector is in your home. A lightning arrestor is a protective device that limits surge voltages due to a lightning strike or an equipment fault. At one point, about 25 percent of Framingham and more than 40 perent of Natick was without power. Customers were without power for as short of time as 20 minutes to about 3 hours, according to NSTAR. The first reports of the power outage came about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Most of Route 9 in both communities was without power. AMC Theatre also lost power, according to Framingham …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
25 percent of Framingham, including most of Route 9, and 42 percent of Natick is without power, as of 2 a.m. Saturday.
UPDATED: At 6 a.m. NSTAR was reporting all customers in Framingham and Natick had power restored. *** UPDATED: 3:35 a.m. As of 3:30 a.m. 14 percent of Framingham or 4,308 customers were still without power. In Natick, 34 percent or more than 5,700 customers were still in the dark. *** UPDATED 3:05 a.m. As of 3 a.m., 20 percent of Framingham or 5,965 customers are without power. In Natick, 36 percent or more than 6,000 customers were still without power. Still no official word why power is out to such a large portion of MetroWest. Power outages also reported in Sudbury and Wayland too. If you are still awake, I'd recommend turning off and unplugging anything that was on when power went out before you go to bed, so when power is restored, …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A resident on Lincoln Street Extension copes with a power outage that NSTAR reportedly says won't be fixed until as late as Saturday.
Ellen Connor and her family, like many in Natick, have been without power since noon on Sunday and was told by NSTAR officials that it may not return until Saturday. A tree took out a power line across the street from her Lincoln Street Extension home and on Tuesday, the line remains down, but electrified. An NSTAR crew member is stationed next to the wire to make certain no residents attempt to touch it, but many who live nearby have been "harassing" the worker to find out when power will return, said Connor. Connor's husband, a contractor, is unable to get his much-needed truck out of the road and this week has been riding his bike to Cambridge. Connor herself is fortunate enough to be able to walk to work, a short distance from her home…