Circuit Breaker Failure Causes Afternoon Power Outage

More than 1,300 electric customers went without power from anywhere 46-68 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.

A circuit breaker failure at the main electric substation on Bow Street caused more than 1,300 electric customers to lose power in Danvers on Thursday afternoon.

The outage started by affecting the Cherry Hill area at about 2 p.m. There were 626 customers without power for 46 minutes, according to Hamid Jafari, director of engineering and operations for the electric light division.

Another outage in the Highlands area of town affected 731 customers and lasted for 68 minutes. That caused the traffic lights on Route 114 to go out.

As of 3:40 p.m., all of the electricity had been restored.

On Danvers Patch’s Twitter feed, Phil Richard Insurance on Garden Street said it went without power for about an hour and had it back by 3 p.m.

On Danvers Patch’s Facebook page, some users said that power was out along Route 114 for about an hour. Carla King said that power was out for a moment at both Town Hall and Liberty Tree Mall. Martha Daniels on Hobart Street said she went without power for just over an hour. On Harbor Street, Priscilla Herrick said she went without power for about 45 minutes.

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