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NSTAR Reports 100 Brookline Customers Without Power

Less than one percent of their customers affected.

A surprising October snowstorm left quite an impact on much of Massachusetts Saturday night, with some towns spending Halloween weekend in a winter wonderland.

According to NSTAR, 100 customers in Brookline were without power as of 8 a.m. Scanner reports indicated that a transformer on Buckminster Road may have exploded.

If you're traveling today, the Mass DOT Twitter feed said as of 8:30 a.m., the Massachusetts Turnpike was open in both directions (from the New York line to Boston) and speed restrictions were lifted. 

However, if your'e traveling on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line today, note that speed restrictions on the rails are causing some delays. Check the MBTA website for updates on the delays. 

As of 7:50 p.m. Saturday night, Governor Deval Patrick had declared a state of emergency

Here are some tips from NSTAR on dealing with a power outage.

Are you without power? Is your business or event open/closed today? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Also, upload your photos! Just hit the "add your photos" link below the photo box to the right.

Bill October 30, 2011 at 04:52 PM
Oh yeah, Brookline. Same place where the HS football players and their coach didn't have enough sense to come in from the cold, wow. A hundred people without power, egad, better declare a state of inconvenience.
Grahame Turner October 31, 2011 at 03:40 AM
Yeah, compared to Acton (where my family lives) with 9600 without power, it does not seem like much. However, to the 100 people, it would be kind of crass on my part to phrase it "only 100 without power."
Barbara October 31, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Dear Bill, The people who "didn't have enough sense to come in from the cold" were at a Private school that happens to be in Brookline. We can't possibly have any idea where they come from. Also, 10 people or 100,000, there are problems (some quite serious) with a lack of power, and if the numbers are smaller than in other places (for which we feel badly) that makes their communities a priority for fixing. You must really hate Brookline a lot. Weird that you subscribe to this email. Perhaps you were not one of the 100 families who did not have power?

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