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Nearly 4,500 National Grid Customers Without Power in Andover

Outages caused by transformer fire in Tewksbury.

Nearly 4,500 National Grid customers in Andover were without power Sunday night, according to an outage map on the company's Web site.

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

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.

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Frances Wheeler December 10, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Really appreciate the quick reporting on this. Had lost power, and wondered what was going on. Had it back as of approximately 9:05 PM. Again, thank you for your up-to-date coverage.
Martin Jarmulowicz December 10, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Went off for 20 seconds in north reading

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