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HINGHAM MUNICIPAL LIGHTING PLANT
222 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043-2745
(781) 749-0134
FAX (781) 749-1396
www.hmlp.com

John G. Tzimorangas
General Manager
email: jtzimorangas@hmlp.com

Board Members
John A. Stoddard, Jr, Chairman
Walter A. Foskett., Secretary
Kevin J. Bulman, Commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hingham Light experiences outage during Lightning

8/2/05
Hingham- A quick moving, intense lightning storm caused customers of the Hingham Light Plant to experience two separate outages during the overnight hours between Monday August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd. The larger outage affecting 1500 customers was caused by a large limb possibly hit by lightning taking down a wire on the corner of Main and Water Street. The outage occurred at 1:00 AM and was restored within an hour. A second smaller outage on Old Derby Street affecting 15 customers occurred when a crossarm was hit by lightning causing a fire on the pole. HMLP crews responded to these and other minor calls during the overnight hours.

“These types of quick moving rain and lightning storms are fairly common in New England during the summer months” said John G. Tzimorangas, General Manager of the Light Plant. “The light plant crews responded quickly and were able to keep up with the calls throughout the night. These lightning storms can strike almost anywhere and can cause some significant damage in a very short period of time”, said Tzimorangas.

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