Nearly 7,000 lose power in Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Almost 7,000 people in Providence lost power Saturday afternoon.

A National Grid spokesperson said that the company experienced an equipment problem at a substation on Admiral Street around 4 p.m.

In a Tweet, city officials said there were 16 separate outages:

No other information on the equipment issue was immediately available. National Grid posts estimated restoration times on its website, and at last check it indicated power should be restored by about 6:15 p.m.

By 725 p.m., almost all the affected customers were back online, per National Grid’s site.

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