HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Gas & Electric crews are working again to restore power to a four-block area Monday night, after the lights had been restored for a brief moment and went back out due to a fire.
All day Monday, power was down on Lyman Terrace in Holyoke. “There was a blown transformer,” Holyoke Police Lt. Manuel Reyes told 22News. “The power went out some time before noon.”
The outage affected hundreds of residents on Lyman Terrace, an apartment complex run by the Holyoke Housing Authority. There were no reports of anyone suffering any health problems because of the all-day outage.
The lights had come back around 8:45 p.m. Monday, but went back out around 8:50 p.m. Lt. Reyes said a fire in a man hole started the power outage.
The Holyoke Gas & Electric crews are working to restore the power again, unfortunately they are not sure how long it will take. Lt. Reyes said it could be a couple of hours, or it will take about 4 to 5 hours for the power to be restored.
Holyoke Police are patrolling Lyman Terrace while crews work to restore the power.