Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – National Grid says a problem at the substation on Teall Ave. in Syracuse caused power outages Friday night.
More than 17,000 people were left without power at the peak of the outage. A National Grid Spokesperson said he was not in a position to talk about specific causes yet, as crews are still conducting analysis to find out what happened.
"It does not appear that it is a systemic problem," said National Grid spokesperson Steve Brady when asked about previous problems at the same substation. "Any talk about cause at this point would be speculation."
Friday, the company suspected a cable leaving the substation played a role in the outages. Brady said crews were not backed up Saturday. Power was restored to most homes by 1:00 a.m.
If homes around you have power and yours does not, contact National Grid (1-800-867-5222). Friday night's Syracuse Chiefs game was postponed due to the power outage
A fire at a National Grid substation on Hopkins Road caused an outage for thousands
in the northern suburbs overnight Thursday and into the day Friday.
The company said the problem at the Teall Ave. substation is not related to the problem at the Hopkins Road substation.