Down, burning wires close Route 134, knock out power in Dennis

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: A power line caught on fire on Route 134 in Dennis Tuesday afternoon after a transformer exploded

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: A power line caught on fire on Route 134 in Dennis Tuesday afternoon after a transformer exploded

DENNIS – Power lines came down on Route 134 in Dennis between Upper County Road and Theophilis Smith Road sometime after 3:30 p.m. Route 134 is closed in the area as the wires burned on the side of the road. 8,400 Eversource customers lost power as a result on the downed wires Mostly in Dennis but parts of Yarmouth and Harwich were affected also. Officials believe a transformer blew causing the wires to come down. It was not immediately clear if high demand because of the heat was to blame. The traffic lights at Route 134 and Route 28 were also knocked out (below). Eversource crews are on scene working on the problem but there was no estimated time of restoration.
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Update: by nightfall, the outage had been reduced to 338 customers. By 9:30 p.m. all customers had been restored.

Lower photo courtesy of Dennis Police

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