The Boston Police Department reported a significant power outage Thursday night in the Back Bay area that left nearly 1,000 customers without power around 10:30 p.m.
“Eversource is aware of the situation and they are responding,” police said Thursday night in a tweet.
It has come to the attention of the Boston Police Department that there is a power outage in the area of Back Bay. Eversource is aware of the situation and they are responding.
— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) October 23, 2020
Around 11:40, Eversource informed local residents that power had been restored.
“If you’re still out of power, text OUT to 23129 or report online,” the company tweeted.
Power should now be restored! If you're still out of power, text OUT to 23129 or report online here. https://t.co/66XKfnDBGi
— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) October 23, 2020
A company spokesperson told NECN the issue was at Eversource’s substation in the Back Bay, adding that power crews are still on the scene looking into the exact cause.
As of midnight Thursday, only eight customers are still without power.
No further information has been released on the outage, which at one point left 978 Boston customers in the dark according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s statewide power outage map.
As the blackout continued, local residents stormed Twitter, sharing eerie photos of a city gone dark:
— Ben Papandrea (@BenPapandrea) October 23, 2020
BREAKING: Significant number of power outages in Boston’s Back Bay (photos: Steve Ryerson) pic.twitter.com/4rvULFPNPe
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) October 23, 2020
— AdrianneHD (@AdrianneHaslet) October 23, 2020
— Roman O. Braun (@RO_Braun) October 23, 2020
Some sorta big power outage in Boston right now https://t.co/fJxAyF87Z3
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) October 23, 2020
the power outage in boston is a little ominous pic.twitter.com/SqotSczurP
— Tess Gustafson (@tessgustafsonn) October 23, 2020
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