Downed wire causes major power outage in Provincetown, Truro

TRURO – A downed primary wire caused a major power outage on the outer Cape Christmas night. All of Provincetown and about half of Truro were plunged into darkness after the wire came down sometime after 9 PM at the intersection of Shore Road (Route 6A) and Highland Road. The wire caused significant arcing when it came down prompting a barrage of 911 calls to Truro dispatch. Eversource line crews were enroute to make repairs and restore service to the 7,500 customers involved. It was not immediately clear what caused the wire to fall to the ground.

There was also a report of a subsequent car vs pole crash on Head of the Meadow Road in Truro. No injuries were reported but the utility pole was snapped and will have to be replaced.

The majority of power was restored sometime after 11:30 PM.

Statement from Eversource: Eversource crews responded to the area of Shore Rd. and Highland Rd. in Truro at approximately 9:19 PM on Christmas for reports of a downed power line. Crews were simultaneously dispatched to reports of a struck utility pole on Head of the Meadow Road. Once on scene, they worked to make the area safe and stabilize the utility pole, completing repairs and restoration to all 7,498 customers by 11:14 PM.
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