outages list down? Lightower, Worcester, MA fiber cut

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Nov 7 12:34:14 UTC 2014


I can't get to the mailing list page, and neither can
downforeveryoneorjustme.com:

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/puck.nether.net

I've sent a couple new email messages there and they haven't been
delivered either.

Here is the latest message I sent regarding the Lightower, Worcester,
MA fiber cut:

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:26:55 -0500
From: Chuck Anderson <cra at WPI.EDU>
To: outages at outages.org
Subject: Re: [outages] Lightower, Worcester, MA fiber cut

Update as of 06:05:16 -0500:

"Status has remained the same Lightower has two (2) 288 cables that
were burnt through in a National Grid  enclosure. National Grid has
informed us that there is an exposed high tension power line in this
enclosure and there will be no access granted in the near
future. National Grid has deemed this manhole unsafe at this
time. Lightower is working on an alternate solution that will re-route
fibers around the affected man hole still NO ETTR at this time. We
apologize for this inconvenience."

On Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 04:04:27AM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> Updates as of 01:41:40 -0500 and 02:58:11 -0500:
> 
> "We have two (2) 288 cables that were burnt through in this National
> Grid enclosure. National Grid has informed us that there is an exposed
> high tension power line in this enclosure and there will no access
> granted in the near future. National Grid has deemed this manhole
> unsafe at this time. Lightower is working on an alternate solution
> that will re-route fibers around the affected man hole. NO ETTR at
> this time."
> 
> My initial outage time was exactly 18:58:54 EST on two circuits.
> 
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2014 at 08:49:16PM -0500, Chuck Anderson via Outages wrote:
> > We lost several dark fiber circuits out of Lightower in Worcester, MA.
> > There is a manhole fire down the street at Main St. & Highland
> > St. that is most likely the cause.  Smoke is billowing out of several
> > manholes.  NGrid, NStar, police & fire are on the scene.  Lightower
> > has dispatched techs.  No ETR yet.
> > 
> > One other of my circuits that leaves the building via a diverse path
> > is still up luckily, or we'd be off the net entirely.


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