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Outage in downtown Manchester overnight caused by power surge says PSNH

MANCHESTER - An exploding switchgear knocked out power to about 160 downtown customers late Friday night.

Martin Murray, spokesman for Public Service of New Hampshire, said a large electrical surge about 11:30 p.m. Friday &#';blew apart the casing&#'; that enclosed an electrical switchgear in the Millyard area near Commercial Street.

Power was restored by 3:30 a.m. Saturday and crews expected to complete repairs to the switch gear by noon Saturday.

Murray said a switch gear is a collection of circuit breakers and switches that are in an enclosure above the ground. He said early reports that a transformer had exploded were false.

The outage &#';had nothing to do with a transformer,&#'; Murray said.

Jackie Favreau, sales manager at the Radisson Hotel, said the building lost power briefly, but generators were used until electricity was restored.

&#';The lights were only off for about 15 minutes,&#'; she said.

She said the hotel experienced some lingering problems with computers and accounting systems into Saturday morning.

        

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