900 UI customers in Bridgeport to lose power

The power is going off in Bridgeport again on Sunday.

Relax, don’t panic because it’s a planned power outage that should affect about 900 customers in a small area of Bridgeport.

It can be a problem if you’re one of those 900 customers who won’t have electricity for up to four hours on Sunday.

Here’s what UI is telling us:

“The United Illuminating Company will temporarily cut electric service to a small area of Bridgeport on Sunday morning, Dec. 2, as it upgrades and improves its electric system.

UI has notified approximately 900 customers who will be affected by the outage, which is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The planned service outage will affect portions of the following streets: Arlington Street, Capitol Avenue, Cleveland Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Boulevard, Madison Avenue, Madison Terrace, Main Street, Park Avenue, Salem Street and Turner Street.

The outage is necessary as UI converts its Jackson Avenue Substation from 4.16 to 13.8 kilovolts, part of a series of upgrades UI is undertaking to provide safe, reliable electric service to all customers.”

Jim Shay