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National Grid restores power to Quincy, but outages reported elsewhere

National Grid restored power to thousands of customers in Quincy Wednesday evening, after an issue at a substation was resolved, a company spokeswoman said.

The outages began around 7 p.m. and at one point affected over 33,000 customers. But the power had been restored as of 9:15 p.m., said Christine Milligan, a National Grid spokeswoman.

The Quincy outage was caused by an unknown issue at a substation near Field Street, and outages reported in other communities were likely a byproduct of trees falling on power lines due to high winds, according to Milligan.

Across the rest of the state, high winds contributed to another 7,075 customers without outages, primarily in Belchertown, Chelmsford, Foxborough, Leominster, according to the National Grid outage map.


National Grid customers were the bulk of the more than 6,800 power outages reported across the state as of about 11:30 p.m., according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Grace Gilson can be reached at grace.gilson@globe.com.