For Immediate Release
June 09, 2013
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Mayor's Press Office
This morning members of Mayor Menino's crisis response team met to develop a plan to help residents, business and all those impacted by the power outage in the Back Bay and Fens area of the City. NSTAR reports more than 12,000 customers were affected, and restoration is occurring on a rolling basis.
“This morning my team met to ensure we’re deploying all available resources to the residents and businesses of the impacted area,” Mayor Menino said. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and encourage anyone with questions to call us at our 24-hour hotline.”
Boston Police are stationed at intersections with inoperable signals in the area and will have increased visibility in the business districts. Should there be a need for emergency services all red fire alarm boxes are active and anyone can pull them for assistance.
The Transportation Department’s traffic management center is open and will be closely monitoring this area. Everyone is advised to treat any inoperable traffic signal as a stop sign.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families and the Elderly Commission are working closely to monitor those most vulnerable as the day is expected to be warm. The Blackstone Community Center will be open at 10:30 a.m. to provide cool shelter and power to those that need to charge electronic devices.
Representatives from the Department of Neighborhood Development are visiting businesses to offer assistance.
NSTAR reports that the area affected by this outage is the same area as March of 2012.
We will continue to keep you updated as this situation progresses and encourage you to call the Mayor's Hotline with any questions or concerns 617-635-4500. Customers without service should report outages to NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000.