Marshfield: Primary power line explosion leaves power out for nearly 4,000 customers

Power was out for a large area of Marshfield after a fire on primary lines behind Ferry Street this morning. It’s not clear how it happened, possibly from a transformer fire resulting from a lightning strike. It left live wires down and on fire at around 10:15 Friday morning. At the height of the outage, NSTAR reported about 3,800 customers out in Marshfield, 60 in Duxbury and 500 in Kingston. As of 1:00pm, 3,100 customers were still reported out in Marshfield, with 275 still out in Kingston. As of 6:00pm only 4 outages reported in Marshfield, 4 in Kingston, and 20 in Plymouth.

NSTAR workers examine and repair affected power lines behind Clay Pit Road in Marshfield Photo by Ed Perry/WATD

NSTAR workers examine and repair affected power lines behind Clay Pit Road in Marshfield
Photo by Ed Perry/WATD

About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.