Updated 11:11 p.m.
Just about one hour after Branford fell victim to a blackout, power was restored to most of the town. Though the cause of the outage was determined – a Branford substation – the details have not been released. We will provide more infromation as it becomes available. In the meantime, let us know if your power is back!
Updated 10:54 p.m.
Branford Police have just reported that CL&P has stated the nearly 100 percent power outage tonight was cause by a substation issue and crews are enroute to work on the problem. The substation that caused the outage is located in Branford but Police were unable to say which station it was – either East Main Street or Meadow Street. There has been no official timeframe for power restoration.
Please check back for details.
Just before 10 p.m., more than 15,900 of the 16,272 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Branford lost power. Branford Police were unable to say what the cause of the outage was and they are waiting for response from the power company as of 10 p.m. Parts of Guilford also lost power; CL&P is reporting 15 percent of Guilford's customers are without lights at about 10:30 p.m. You can monitor the power outage map online.
Many readers on Facebook have reported outages to these streets and areas. Feel free to leave your outage in the comments. The biggest concern from readers is feeling like they are reliving Irene. What are your thoughts?
We will post information as it becomes available.
Outages Reported By Readers
Mill Plain Road
Short Beach Road
Brushy Plains Road
Route 1 near Branford Regal Cinemas