Over 1,000 Lose Power in Foxborough Friday Morning

Arcing wires on Main Street caused a power outage that affected 1,021 National Grid customers in Foxborough Friday.

Over 1,000 National Grid customers in Foxborough woke up to no power Friday morning after arcing wires caused a “circuit to pop” on Main Street, according to Foxborough Fire Chief Roger Hatfield.

“National Grid was on scene and it sounds like [the arcing wires] popped the circuit,” Hatfield said.

The power outage took place at 6:29 a.m., according to National Grid’s website and affected 1,021 customers in the area of Main Street.

Estimated restoration, according to National Grid was 8:45 a.m., but Hatfield informed Foxborough Patch just before 8 a.m. the power was back on in the area.

Foxborough Patch readers took to Facebook to talk about the outage, reporting Granite, Union and Baker Streets and Pine Acres Road were all affected.

The outage comes four days short of the one-year mark since

Hatfield said while any power outage is an inconvenience, it can always be worse.

“Just be happy it’s not winter time,” Hatfield said.

Raquel L. Auriemma August 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Two words that make Foxborough residents cringe: Power Outage.
Cindy Khalifa August 25, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I think residents should check how close the wires r to the trees in their own neighborhoods and call the town.or NStar.


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