It may be two hours until power is fully restored in the area near Green and Washington streets, an NSTAR worker said.
A neighbor reported a manhole explosion on Tuesday morning.
@02130News manhole cover explosion on lower part of Green St. By Wash.
— ParksideNeighnorhood (@Parksidejp) October 7, 2014
NSTAR reports that an underground cable failed a little before 9:30 a.m. At first, about 400 customers lost power, said Rhiannon D'Angelo, media spokesperson for NSTAR. Within two hours, NSTAR returned power to about 300 of those customers, she said. As of 12:30 p.m., between 125-130 customers were still without power. She said crews expect to fix remaining outages by mid-afternoon Tuesday.
Workers at Cafe Bartlett Square report they've kept power, but that drivers are confused by the stop lights being out just outside their cafe at Green and Amory.
NSTAR's power outage map indicated that as of noon, 124 customers were without power in Boston as a whole.
[Editor's note: We've added details from NSTAR since the initial posting of this item.]