HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Connecticut Light & Power is reporting customers in Greenwich and Stamford are being affected by a blackout, but most power has come back online.
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While only about 2 percent of Greenwich customers and 0.07 percent of Stamford customers are affected, earlier those numbers were 45 and 11 respectively.
The utility said the problem started in a substation in Stamford around 8 a.m. Wednesday and spread to a transmission line traveling into Greenwich.
CL&P’s Mitch Gross says everything is being done to get power restored quickly.
“We are working on it right now and expect to have those customers back hopefully very quickly this morning,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
In Greenwich, emergency management director Dan Warzoha says given the estimates of a few hours to restore power, a decision was quickly made to dismiss students from Greenwich High School for the day.
The outage left many intersections in Greenwich and in parts of Stamford without traffic lights, so drivers were urged to use caution.
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