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Town lost power briefly on Wednesday

Posted by Sarah Favot  February 10, 2011 05:40 PM

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A power outage hit Norwood townwide for 15 to 20 minutes Wednesday morning, police said.

Calls began pouring in at 10:20 a.m. from homeowners and business reporting the loss of electrical power, according to incident logs provided by the department.

Police spokesman Kevin Grasso said that there were outages reported along Route 1, affecting traffic lights. “There were no accidents and no serious calls resulting in this,” he said.

Norwood Light Superintendent Malcolm McDonald said the cause of the outage was from work being done at the Dean Street Station.

"There are thousand of control wires that control the breakers and meters and one of them was mis-labelled," said McDonald. Work on the mis-labelled wire caused the outage.

McDonald said that 90 percent of power was restored within 11 minutes of the outage and the town's power was fully restored seven minutes after that.

According to the police incident logs, by 10:50 a.m. most power was restored and most traffic lights were working.

Sarah Favot can be reached at sarah.yourtown@gmail.com.

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