Equipment problem causes short power outage for more than 13,000 in Manchester

Jun. 7—Thousands of Manchester homes and businesses lost power for a few minutes Tuesday morning when a piece of equipment at a Valley Street substation failed.

According to Eversource spokesman William Hinkle, the power went out at 13,135 homes and businesses in Manchester around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Because of "smart switches" and other automated distribution technology, Hinkle said, the outage was just a blip that lasted five minutes or less for most.

Eversource crews were making further repairs Tuesday.