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Thousands Lose Power in Stoughton Saturday Afternoon

A breaker that opened at a National Grid substation in Stoughton caused a widespread power outage in town on March 31. All power was restored by 5 p.m. on 3/31, however.

Almost 11,000 National Grid customers in Stoughton lost power Saturday afternoon, as a result of a breaker that opened at a National Grid substation on Sumner St. in Stoughton, according to Charlotte McCormack, a spokesperson for National Grid.

While the open breaker triggered the outage, the reason the breaker opened is unknown at this time, McCormack said.

A little more than 90 percent of the 12,000 National Grid customers in town lost their power, but power has been fully restored in all areas of Stoughton as of 4:54 p.m. on March 31, McCormack said.

While the substation is on Sumner St., much of nearby Park St. and Turnpike St. did not lose power, according to a National Grid outage map. However, essentially the rest of the town did lose power for a couple of hours.

The Sumner St. substation also serves a small amount of customers in North Easton, McCormack said. There were reports of outages in North Easton as well, but all power has since been restored.

tr reiss April 01, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Ruined my 5 year old grandson's birthday party at Kids Sports.

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