Power outage temporarily shuts down service on the T

BOSTON (WHDH) - A power outage in downtown Boston is to blame for several delays on the T, transit officials say.

Delays began about 7:30 p.m. and initially affected the Green, Orange and Blue lines, according to a message posted to the MBTA’s Twitter page about 8 p.m. Thursday.

At about 8:40 p.m., the MBTA posted an update on their Twitter page, saying Maverick and Bowdoin stations were closed due to the power outage.

At 11 p.m., Maverick still remained closed.

Drivers are using hand signals to communicate during the outage.