Power Outages

Manhole explosion on Huntington Ave. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz)

Manhole Explosion Knocks Out Power Again In Back Bay

Shortly after power was restored to customers in the Back Bay, a manhole explosion knocked power out again.

03/15/2012

The intersection at Huntington Ave. and Belvidere Street Wednesday morning.

Back Bay Blackout Knocks Out Traffic Lights To 100 Intersections

Authorities say if you don’t have a reason to be in the Back Bay Wednesday, then stay away.

03/14/2012

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Around 25,000 National Grid Customers On North Shore Lose Power

Around 25,000 National Grid customers on the North Shore lost power Monday morning.

03/12/2012

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Mass. Senate Backs Bill On Power Outages

A bill that would apply more pressure on utilities to quickly restore power to customers after major weather events was approved Thursday by the Massachusetts Senate.

02/16/2012

One of the several manholes on Central Street after the fire Tuesday. (Photo by Chris Gobeille)

Underground Fire Knocks Out Power In Wellesley Square

An underground electrical fire caused a great deal of trouble above ground Tuesday in Wellesley Square.

12/27/2011

Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts

Despite Outage Issues, National Grid President Awarded For “Excellence”

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce gave National Grid President Marcy Reed an award for management despite issues with power outages this past year.

12/16/2011

Crews work to fix downed utility wires on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.(Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Under 1,000 Power Outages Left In Mass. Week After Snowstorm

One week after a strong snowstorm hit the Bay State, more than 3,000 customers are still without power.

11/06/2011

Power lines down in Chelmsford, five days after the October 2011 storm. (Photo courtesy: Susan Mackinnon)

NightSide Weekend Commentary – Why Do We Keep Having Massive Power Outages?

Why are so many trees taking down power lines?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/05/2011

A Pepperell woman displays a sign outside her home blasting National Grid. (Photo from WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens)

Patrick Orders Inquiry Over Utilities’ Storm Response

Nearly a week after an October nor’easter hit Massachusetts, more than 85,000 electric customers remain without power.

11/04/2011

Dorothy Hall was found dead in this North Brookfield home with no heat.

Elderly Woman Found Dead In North Brookfield Home With No Heat

An 86-year-old woman was found dead in her home that lost power Saturday night.

11/03/2011

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