DRACUT -- The failure of an unspecified cable in their network caused nearly 2,000 customers of National Grid in Dracut to lose power for about two-and-a-half hours on Saturday morning, a spokesman for the utility reported.

The affected customers, who were without electricity from 7:45 a.m. until power was restored at 10:10 a.m., included residents and business owners along a mile-long stretch of Lakeview Avenue, bordered by Tennis Plaza Road to the west and School Street to the east, according to National Grid media relations representative Jake Navarro.

"There was an outage in Dracut affecting just under 2,000 customers that was caused by a cable fault," Navarro said on Monday.

There was no indication the electrical failure was caused by weather, or other external force, Navarro reported.

"Our technicians were able to restore those folks by 10:10 that same morning, and in this situation we did that by switching them to another energy source," Navarro said.

Other streets affected by the temporary power outage included Frederick Street, Old Road, Wimbledon Crossing and Flower Lane.

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