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Boston University campus suffers ‘major’ power outage

Boston University suffered a major power outage on Tuesday evening, officials said.

The outages also affected a “handful” of buildings in Allston and Brighton, according to Eversource spokesman Christopher McKinnon.

Power had been restored to parts of the campus by 7:15 p.m., but it would be several hours before full power is restored, BU campus police tweeted.

The outage began around 5:30 p.m., according to Colin Riley, a spokesman for the university. Riley said phone lines in the area were also down, and that the cause of the outage was likely a “transmission problem” with Eversource.

“We’re aware of the outages in the area and are working as quickly as safely possible on restoration, and are in coordination with BU,” said Eversource spokesman William Hinkle.

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McKinnon said that, as of about 8:45 p.m., utility crews had restored power to all stations but one on campus, where it would be necessary to bring in a generator.

“We... anticipate power to be restored to the remaining buildings later this evening,” he said.

No further information was immediately available.

This breaking news story will be updated if more information becomes available.


Camilo Fonseca can be reached at camilo.fonseca@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @fonseca_esq.