Power Outage Planned for Some Neighborhood for Evening of Aug. 8

national gridAn eight hour long overnight power outage is scheduled in one Hamilton neighborhood in early August, National Grid has informed the town of Hamilton.

The outage will allow National Grid crews to safely make improvements to its electrical distribution system.

The outage is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 11 p.m. and last until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and affect upper Asbury Street and a portion of Asbury Grove.

Specifically, power will be cut to 353-656 Asbury Street, 13-21 Essex Ave., 20 Hedding Ave., 464 Highland St. and 3-4 Sharon Road.

More than one week’s notice is being provided so that residents in the area can plan ahead and “make any necessary provisions to minimize discomfort” from the outage, according to National Grid.

The work could be rescheduled if there is inclement or extreme weather that day. If it is rescheduled, it would happen the next day at the same time.

Anyone with questions should contact National Grid directly at 1-800-322-3223.

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Power Outage Caused by Tree Growth

power poleThe power outage in Hamilton on Monday night was caused by a feeder lock out at National Grid’s east Beverly substation.

In all, about 4,500 customers were affected, according to a community manager at National Grid. Town officials received several inquiries about the cause of the outage.

Tree growth into primary lines on Foster Street in Beverly was the culprit and many customers got their power back pretty quickly by switching to another source. The remaining electric customers were restored once the tree growth was removed by National Grid’s forestry group, according to the company.

Report Power Outages Via Phone, Web or App

power-linesIf you lose power in Hamilton, residents are encouraged to report the outage directly to National Grid.

The company prefers that customers with power outages call National Grid directly so they can plot the addresses of outages and identify problems quicker, said Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes.

Power outages can be reported via phone by calling 1-800-465-1212, online at the National Grid website or via the National Grid mobile app for iOS or Android.

National Grid also has information available online about the areas affected by outages and estimates for power restoration.

If there is an incident involving power lines that threatens lives or property, call 911.

For further information about power outages, check National Grid’s “Outage Central.”

Majority of Hamilton Without Power, National Grid Notified

power-outage-candleA majority of Hamilton is without power, as of 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, as a Nor’easter blows through, according to Hamilton police.

A small area in the downtown, from Walnut Road to Asbury Street along Route 1A, has power but a large chunk of the rest of the town is without power, according to Hamilton Police Detective Joe Achadinha. National Grid has been notified and has a crew headed to Hamilton to make repairs.

National Grid said about 2,000 of the 3,100 customers in Hamilton were without power, a sof 11:30 p.m. and it should be back by 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Sagging Tree Limb Causes Small Fire, Power Outage

power-line-1005204_1920Power was restored and the road reopened on Highland Street on Tuesday morning after a tree limb sagged onto electric wires, causing the wires to fall and knock out power.

The wires caught fire and dropped onto the sidewalk along Highland Street, between Linden Street and Moynihan Road. Traffic was detoured around the area while repairs were made and a portion of the tree was removed, according to Hamilton police Lt. Scott Janes. Power was out in the area for a few hours while the tree and electric crews fixed the problem.

Hamilton fire crews stood by for about an hour until police details and the DPW could block the road, said Fire Chief Philip Stevens.

A tree company will return at a later date for more tree work.

Power Outage to Last Into Night in Hamilton

The 76 homes without power in Hamilton can expect to go until 3 a.m. without power, National Grid has informed Hamilton town officials.

The affected roads include Tally Ho Drive, Fox Run and Walnut roads, Plum, Chestnut, Pine and Elm streets and Horseshoe Lane.

The power outage occurred at about 1:20 p.m. and is expected to last 14 hours, according to information from National Grid provided to Hamilton town officials.

Dead Tree on Wires Knocks Out Power, Will be Back Friday Morning

bulb-152383Work is underway to restore electrical service to about 75 homes near Chebacco Lake on Friday morning, according to National Grid.

The power went out in the area at about 7:30 a.m. when a dead tree fell on some wires on Gregory Island Road. The affected customers are in that area.

Crews were at work to restore power as of 8:30 a.m., according to National Grid, and power was expected back by 9:45 a.m.