Read as much as you want on, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Underground electrical problem cuts power to nearly 1,000 in South End

Continue reading below

An unknown malfunction in an underground piece of electrical equipment knocked out power to 940 customers in Boston’s South End, NSTAR said.

The outage occured at around 9:45 a.m. in the West Newman Street and Rutland Street area, said NSTAR spokesman Michael Durand.

About 340 customers had power restored within an hour, and NSTAR was working to have all power restored by mid-afternoon, Durand said. He could not say what caused the malfunction.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of