Spectrum report outage: Fall River residents concerned about power outage
Posted On August 7, 2021
A power outage in Fall River, Massachusetts has residents concerned, according to the state’s Department of Public Service.
The Fall River Herald reports that on Friday afternoon, an outage caused by the power failure of a transformer at the Town of Fall River’s utility substation caused power outages at all three substations.
The Department of Electricity says that power outage occurred on the night of February 6 and 7 and that residents were not aware of it until later in the evening.
Fall River Police say that the power outage occurred after 7 p.m. local time on Friday, February 6.
The department says that all three of the substations are still operating, but that some residents were unable to access the utilities, including the Towns power line.
A spokesperson for the utility told the Herald that the substation was “not operating as planned” when the outage occurred, and that the utility is working to restore power.
According to the spokesperson, the substate was “a safe and reliable generator for the entire region, and it is expected to resume operations on Tuesday.”
The power outage affected a portion of Fallu r River that is home to a number of residential properties, including The Meadows, the Spring Valley Manor, and the Eastside Manor.
The fall river Herald says that the utilities are working to repair the substage and that they expect to be back online by tomorrow.
The substate is located at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and Spring Valley Highway.