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Catastrophic

Traffic lights were out at about 100 intersections during the blackout.

N-Star Has Explanation For March Blackout In Back Bay

N-Star says the power outage that plunged the Back Bay into darkness in March was caused by mechanical failure. The utility has filed a report on the incident, saying oil from a transformer sparked a fire on a high voltage cable at the Scotia Street substation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/02/2012