Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A tree fell on the wires Tuesday night, causing a power outage affecting a portion of Danvers.
A tree fell on an electric wire on Collins Street on Tuesday night, knocking out power to many homes and businesses in Danvers. It happened at just about 6 p.m. when the tree knocked out a feeder line to the south Danvers substation on Bow Street, according to Hamid Jaffari, director of engineering and operations for Danvers Electric. Danvers Electric did not immediately have an estimate for how many customers were affected by the outage. Some customers along Route 114 that lost power were shifted to other sources and got their power back, Jaffari said. At 7:42 p.m. Jaffari said crews were working to make repairs.
A power outage is affecting a portion of Danvers on Tuesday night.
A widespread powerr outage is affecting Danvers on Tuesday evening. The oiutage occurred at about 6 p.m. and was affecting Ash, Collins and Andover streets and many of teh side streets in that area. Danvers Patch is waiting for more information from Danvers Electric about what caused the outage, the area affected and when it is expected to be restored. On Facebook, some business reported that the Liberty Tree Mall was without power. The Police Station is was affected and went to backup power. Did you lose power? Where are you? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The downtown sub and pizza shop Ma Duke's has closed after its electricity was shut off after falling behind on payments.
Ma Duke's, a downtown mainstay that helps feed the hungry each Thanksgiving, had its electricity shut off for non-payment on Monday and has closed, the Salem News reports. Last year Ma Duke's owner Debbie Marticio organized a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy to feed about 1,000 people. Marticio told the News that this has been the worst year in the seven years she has owned the restauant, which is on Maple Street behind the former fire station that now houses Lyons Ambulance, near the corner of Locust and Hobart streets. Marticio opened the restaurant in 2007. She owes $6,300, the News reported. Leonard Marshall, the public works business manager and town accountant, told the new that Martico has been working with Danvers Electric to pay …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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 …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The crash Wednesday that snapped an utility pole near the Liberty Tree Mall on Wednesday required the power be cut for an hour so repairs could be made.
Power was cut to 119 customers for about an hour while repairs were made to a snapped utility pole near Liberty Tree Mall on Wednesday. The pole was damaged in a crash just before 10 a.m. when a tractor trailer struck the pole while turning from Commonwealth Avenue to Federal Street. The driver was not injured and no other vehicle wee involved. The damage pole was on the corner near Dick's Sporting Goods and it shut down the intersection until the repairs were complete. Power remained off after the crash but had to be cut for about an hou so repairs could be completed. As a result of the incident, a guardrail should be installed in the area to prevent future incidents, said Danvers Electric Engineer Hamid Jaffari in an outage report he …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
An animal that got into an electric substation on Tuesday afternoon caused explosions and a momentary service interruption.
An animal that crept into an electric substation near Danvers High School was the culprit behind some explosions on Tuesday afternoon. An unknown animal got into the clearance area between equipment at about 2 p.m., said Coleen O'Brien-Pitts, director of Danvers Electric Light. It caused two 10-second long blips in electric service to residents and businesses in the area, she said, but service was otherwise not interrupted. “The system did exactly what it was supposed to do,” she said, noting that new equipment installed about eight years ago detected a fault and tried again, twice, causing the brief interruptions. It was the fault that created the explosions, she said. Those explosions, which came at about school dismissal time, attracted…