NSTAR: Power restored to Boston's Back Bay
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Power was restored after a large power outage affected an area of Boston's Back Bay Tuesday.
Approximately 13,500 customers were initially affected by the outage just before noon on Tuesday.
"There was a transformer fault. They restored power temporarily for a couple of minutes, and it failed again. They continue to investigate the transformer that's causing power outages in the area -- same as back in early March," said Captain Brad Annis, Boston Fire Department.
Power was out for about 45 minutes before it was restored around 1 p.m.
The area affected was from the Charles River to the Fenway area, to Columbus Avenue in the South End. The outage continued to Clarendon Street and back to the Charles River, according to NSTAR.
NSTAR said the outage stemmed from the Scotia Street substation, the same substation where a transformer exploded on March 13, which led to a massive outage and left businesses and homes in the dark for days.
NStar said they are investigating the cause of Tuesday's power outage.
If you still remain without power call NSTAR at 800-592-2000.
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