A blackout that started in Charlestown around 5:30 p.m. has now spread to East Somerville. Matt Reed at WCVB reports up to 7,000 homes and businesses are now dark.
Eversource, which initially said it hoped to have power restored by 8 p.m., got half of Charlestown back up shortly after 6 p.m. and then the lights went out again, this time in an outage that extended across the city line. Reed reports Eversource is blaming problems at a local substation.
Crusty the Crown reported around 8:50 p.m.:
Cambridge St lit up like Vegas. Outage stops at the town line here in Inman/Union.
Michael F. reported that Winter Hill blinked out just long enough to reset his clocks and router.
Orange Line trains bypassed Community College because the station had no power.