Power restored after North Buffalo underground cable fault


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Nearly 800 customers were without power due to an underground cable fault near an intersection by Hertel Ave and Vorhees Saturday night.

According to a National Grid Spokesperson around 8 pm 780 customers were without power. It was restored at approximately 9:45 pm.

People at a nearby barber shop say they heard a loud boom and saw smoke.

A National Grid spokesperson said it probably made a lot of noise and caused some smoke when the cable split, but otherwise no safety issues.

Buffalo Police, Fire & National Grid all responded to the scene for reports of  an underground explosion.

A National Grid spokesperson says it was likely caused by the heat but they won’t know for sure until Sunday or Monday.

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