Wednesday, August 15, 2012
National grid is reporting about 7.5 percent of the town lost power the morning of August 15. The outages were contained to a pocket of neighborhoods in the north and south sections of Stoughton.
About 900 people lost power in Stoughton Wednesday morning, August 15, National Grid spokesperson Charlotte McCormack confirmed. The outage was reported at 11 a.m., McCormack said, knocking out power to 894 of the approximate 12,000 National Grid customers in town (about 7.5 percent of the total number of customers). According to the National Grid outage website, areas of Park Street (from Prospect Street to Turnpike Street), Turnpike Street (from Park Street to Pleasant Street), Central Street (from Lincoln Street to Route 24) and Page Street near the Avon line lost power. The signal lights were also out or just blinking at busy intersections like Lincoln at Central and Turnpike at Central, as a result. The cause of the outage is unknown…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The power outage was confined to parts of Central St. and Bay Road in Stoughton.
Updated at 8:15 p.m. on July 15: About 12.5 percent of Stoughton's 12,000 National Grid customers was without power late Sunday afternoon/early Sunday evening, according to the outage map on the National Grid website. The outages, which started just before 5:30 p.m. on July 15, were confined to the area around Central Street (Route 27) from West St. to the Sharon line at Cobbs Corner and parts of Bay Rd. from Cobbs Corner to Lakewood Dr., according to the outage map. This outage impacted 1,451 customers, according to the National Grid site. As of 8:15 p.m. on July 15, the outage map indicated power had been restored to all areas. The outage was reportedly due to an "overhead power line failure."
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Two transformer fires on separate ends of Sumner St. in Stoughton caused 20 percent of the town to lose power late Saturday night.
For the second consecutive Saturday, thousands in Stoughton were without power because of an issue at a National Grid substation on Sumner St. A transformer fire at the National Grid substation at 171 Sumner St. and another transformer fire about 1.3 miles down the road at the Kindred Hospital at 909 Sumner St. (the former Goddard Hospital) around 10 p.m. on April 7 triggered the outages, Lt. Jim Campbell of the Stoughton Fire Department said. The Stoughton Fire Department and National Grid responded to the scene. There was a minor brush fire at the substation, Campbell said. Campbell said the incident is being investigated but the cause of the fires is unknown at this time. According to the National Grid outage website, about 2,440 …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
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 …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Power outages, public safety concerns and clean-up of debris created a long and eventful week for town officials (and for Stoughton residents).
“As of September 2, at 4:33 p.m. National Grid reports only 90 customers remain without power in the Town of Stoughton,” Acting Fire Chief Mark Dolloff wrote in a release sent to local media Friday afternoon. “The light at the end of the tunnel is once again shining bright. Thank you to all the residents for being so cooperative during this difficult time. Stoughton Pride Shines again.” The statement almost echoes the famous line from Gerald Ford’s inaugural address when Ford, assuming the presidency after President Richard Nixon had resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal, proclaimed: “Our long national nightmare is over.” Irene hit Stoughton on Sunday as a tropical storm—her winds and rains not living up to their forecasted …
Marcy Reed, President of National Grid of Massachusetts: “I’d like to thank the people for their patience. I understand they’re not happy with us. We will earn our good reputation back.” Most in Stoughton can expect to have their power restored by Friday
MOST STOUGHTON RESIDENTS TO BE POWERED BY FRIDAY NIGHT: Stoughton still had 1,100 customers without power as of last night at 9 p.m, according to Marie Jordan, a V.P. of National Grid. [Editor’s note: The National Grid website indicates Stoughton had a little more than 1,600 customers without power as of 8 a.m. on Friday. National Grid is looking into the discrepancy between the two numbers]. About Town, in an extensive interview on Thursday with Marcy Reed, President of National Grid of Massachusetts, and Marie Jordan, a V.P./engineer at National Grid, learned that the nightmare for our town should be ended for most by Friday night. However, according to Jordan, “Some stragglers could see the power disruption last through Sunday.” The …
Less than 100 customers in town remain without power. The DPW will have a dumpster available at the Recycling Center on Saturday to accept spoiled food.
Friday, September 2, 2011
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) - As of September 2, at 4:33 p.m., National Grid Reports only 90 customers remain without power in the Town of Stoughton. The light at the end of the tunnel is once again shining bright. Thank you to all the residents for being so cooperative during this difficult time. Stoughton Pride Shines again. -- Submitted by Acting Fire Chief Mark Dolloff *** To the residents of Stoughton: As of 9 a.m. Friday September 2, National Grid reports 1,468 customers without power in Stoughton. They will continue to work throughout the weekend. Please report any outages to National Grid 1-800-645-1212 so they can continue to identify all customers effected by the recent storm. As always call 911 for any wires down. All wires down should …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tips for handling a power outage (during and after).
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Release prepared by Denise Lochiatto, Secretary to Finance Committee/Board of Health: When the Power Goes Out . . . Here are basic tips for keeping food safe: Once Power is Restored . . . You'll need to determine the safety of your food. Here's how:
A Letter to the Editor from Barb Walsh.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I was at the Bank of [America] ATM on Rt. 27 this morning and saw these two [electric] trucks just sitting behind the Jubilee Christian Church. They were just hanging out (see photos in the media gallery). This was at about 10 past 8 this morning [Thursday]. They were there for the whole 10 minutes I was there. With most of Stoughton still out of power, I would think they would have something to do. ~ Barb Walsh
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WHY IS STOUGHTON ALWAYS LAST? The brass at National Grid held a press conference via telephone Wednesday afternoon. About Town was one of the first to register, but was the only reporter not picked to ask a question. In fact, one reporter checked in mid-conference and was able to rattle off three questions. I figured that maybe they only wanted softball and were afraid to call on reporter who called the company National Gridlock and aso recommended residents get together and sue the company. But, according to Jackie Barry, the Director of Media Relations for National Grid, it was an "honest mistake,” which she promised to rectify today with a one-on-one interview with National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy Reed. We’ll see if that …