LOWELL -- The Mill City experienced a widespread temporary outage Sunday morning, according to officials.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. Sunday, the power went off across the city. Though National Grid did not have a listing of places affected, the Lowell Police Department confirmed they received a variety of emergency calls from all over the city.

David Graves, a spokesman for National Grid, said the outage was temporary in nature. He suspected a tree limb came down on a main power line from the strong gusts of wind Sunday. Graves said the outage was only for a moment, though customers may have felt it last longer as power sources worked to come back on.

Graves said single-feeder lines like the one affected can carry several thousands of customers. He said he wasn't sure how many Lowell residents were affected, but outages had been occurring all across the state in the poor weather conditions.

In Boxford and Topsfield, he said there was an outage when a large tree came down Sunday morning that led to thousands of customers without power crews were still working to restore Sunday evening to about 100 residences.

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