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Power outages hit Everett, Beverly

Several thousand electric customers in Everett lost power this morning after a transmission line briefly went down, said National Grid spokesman Jake Navarro.

“We don’t know the specific cause, but sometimes a tree branch can fall on the line and cause it to short out,” Navarro said.

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About 3,900 customers were without power between 7:50 and 8:30 a.m. today, Navarro said.

Police were flooded with calls reporting the outage this morning, Everett Police Lieutenant James Gabriel said.

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The National Grid outage website also reported that about 1,200 customers lost power today in Beverly.

“A [circuit breaker] on top of a pole failed just before 11,” Navarro said.

Repairs to the equipment were finished a little after 1 p.m., restoring power to the area.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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