UPDATED: Nearly 5,000 National Grid Customers Without Power

Outages caused by transformer fire.

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m.

Power has been restored to nearly all Tewksbury customers impacted by this evening's outage. Only small, scattered pockets remain in the dark.

Original story

More than 9,000 National Grid customers were without power Sunday night, including nearly 5,000 in Tewksbury.

The outages, which spread into sections of Wilmington and Andover, were triggered by a transformer fire on Route 38 near the Knights of Columbus.

Power went out just after 8 p.m.

Tewksbury Firefighters and National Grid crews responded to the scene.

There is no immediate word on when power will be restored.

Jen Bowers December 10, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I'm in the area and without power. But was surprised to hear my boyfriend tell me on the phone that parts of the rt 133 area was also out. Seems random!
Jen Bowers December 10, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Ok, now it's back :-)
Tewks88 December 10, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Power is back
Don Ordway December 10, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Thanks Tewksbury Patch for keeping us informed informed without you we would be in the dark for more reasons than one. I hope National Grid has the courtesy to send you a Christmas card.
Kathleen Brothers December 10, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Back after about a one hour loss. Never got to see the end of the movie we were watching. Darn!!!!!!!
jj December 10, 2012 at 02:22 AM
The Butler did it Kathleen Sorry
Michael Baker December 10, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Now I have to do my history paper, thanks National Grid...
bk December 10, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Thanks to Tewksbury Patch to keep us up to date with this power outage. Instead of calling National Grid, I checked Tewksbury Patch which I thought to be faster... --B
Bill Gilman (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Thanks BK .... and thanks to our readers who gave us the first heads up on the outage!
Shaun December 10, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I was leaving the lights at Rockvale Ave and headed towards 133. Did the lights go out on Rockvale, or did it not make it that far down?


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