Braintree: Power restored after massive Easter outage

It was a dark Easter for many Braintree residents, for part of the day, anyway.

Some two-thirds of the city was left without power shortly after 1:30 p.m.  Sunday.

Many businesses, including those near South Shore Plaza, were forced to close.

The Braintree Electric Light Department said a piece of equipment in the power transmission system failed.

The cause of the failure is unclear, and power was fully restored by 3:oo p.m.

West Braintree was not affected.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.