LOWELL — About 3,100 households across Christian Hill and Centralville are without power after power went out for unknown reason on Monday morning.
The outage happened at about 7:45 a.m. Monday. National Grid does not know what caused the outage and its crew is cruising through the neighborhoods to pinpoint the cause, according to National Grid spokesman David Graves. The affected area runs along VFW Highway near Bridge Street on the northern side of the Merrimack River.
Its no secret that I’m not a “for all of Lowell” type of guy. I’m a Belvideresman. I’d vote for succession if given the opportunity. But occasionally I gaze across that river and reflect admirably on our friends up there on the hill. I mean, these are people who willingly share their outdoor space with particles of our fecal matter. The least we can do is ensure that they never have to sit in darkness. They’re nestled next to the second best source of methane in the city. Let’s fire up that eternal flame and get the lights back on.