Thousands lose power in afternoon outages

Update, 1:10 p.m.: UI is now also reporting that 1,057 people are without power in Orange. The utility says a crew is on site and that power should be restored before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Update, 1:07 p.m.: United Illuminating reports that it has cleared the two large outages in Stratford and restored power to the customers. Residents of Stratford also say their power is back on.


More than 2,700 people in Stratford are without electricity, but United Illuminating says it expects to have power restored in about one hour.

Two separate outages were reported at 12:13 p.m. Saturday. One outage cut power to 1,947 customers and the other has 802 customers without electricity. In total, about 11 percent of the company’s customers in the town are without electricity.

UI’s digital map showed at 12:42 p.m. that a crew was en route to the larger outage, while the smaller one had been assigned to a crew. A spokeswoman for UI says the company is still investigating what caused the outages.

The company’s outage map says it expects to have power restored by about 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

This post will be updated as details become available.

Wes Duplantier