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‘Animal Contact’ Blamed For Power Outage Around Haverhill

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HAVERHILL (CBS) – Power has been restored to the 30,000 people in Essex County who spent Saturday morning in the dark.

National Grid says the problem originated at the Ward Hill Substation in Haverhill. “Animal contact” is believed to have caused the outage, according to a power company official.

The outage impacted customers in Haverhill, Andover, North Andover, Lawrence and Methuen .

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