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Videos/Pics: Boston has massive blackout during Trump/Biden debate and nobody knows why

Power outage in the Back Bay area of Boston, Mass. on Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ben Papandrea)
October 22, 2020

As President Trump and Joe Biden went head-to-head in their final presidential debate, Boston, Mass. experienced a mass blackout on Thursday night and nobody knows why.

Residents took to social media, posting photos of blackened skyscrapers and other buildings in the city. The outage began sometime after 10 p.m. EST, and began coming back on around 10:48 p.m.

Another video shows cars navigating a busy intersection without power.

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One photo captured a spooky scene in one area of the city without power.

The same user posted a photo of the scene when the power was restored.

The Boston Police Department had acknowledged the outage, tweeting, “It has come to the attention of the Boston Police Department that there is a power outage in the area of Back Bay. Eversource is aware of the situation and they are responding.”

Another photo showed the darkened city skyline with fog hanging above.

Another photo shows buildings illuminated only by lights of passing vehicles.

Diners were photographed carrying on their meals at one restaurant that lost power.