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NStar makes repairs after at least 3 outages hit group of 440 customers in Allston

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 17, 2013 03:15 PM

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NStar officials said they have repaired underground cables after a cluster of about 440 customers in Allston lost power at least three separate times last week.

Two of the outages lasted about one hour each – the first on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, and the second on the evening of April 10, utility spokesman Michael Durand.

A third outage on the afternoon of April 11 was likely due to NStar crews working to pinpoint what caused the prior two outages, he said.

“We had to briefly interrupt power to the same customers in order to switch some to a different electrical circuit and others to temporary generators,” he said in an e-mail. “We notified the customers in advance.”

The area is near a part of the neighborhood that has been hit with repeated and, at times lengthy, outages in the past, which prompted NStar to make what it said were significant and long-term focused upgrades to equipment in the area last summer.

But Durand said last week’s outages did not affect any of those same customers.

The outages last week affected customers along Brighton and Quint avenues and Allston, Islington, and Armington streets and Radcliff Road, he said.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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