Planned power outages Saturday night in Allston amid heat wave

BOSTON — Some Allston residents were without power overnight as Eversource makes repairs to part of the electric system.

The company says the outage could impact about 825 customers. Maintenance is being done on a portion of the system that serves two local hospitals in order to “reduce the chance for more substantial outages in the area.”

The outage was expected to start around midnight.

“We understand being without power in the heat can be frustrating and we appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews work to make these repairs that are necessary for the reliability of the local circuit that serves thousands of customers,” an Eversource spokesperson said in a statement.

Saturday was the fifth day in a row with temperatures in the 90s. Forecasts call for the humidity to worsen Sunday, leading to temperatures that feel like they’re in the low 100s.

Due to the outage, the city of Boston will offer the Veronica Smith Senior Center at 20 Chestnut Hill Ave. as a cooling center from 12-8 a.m.

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