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NORWALK — Nearly 16,000 customers were left without power Monday night after a fire at an Eversource substation, city officials said.
An Eversource power outage map said 15,528 customers — nearly 50 percent of the company’s clientele in Norwalk — lost power at the height of outages around 8 p.m. Monday night.
The widespread outages were a result of a fire at an Eversource substation, according to city officials.
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Eversource officials did not respond to requests for comment on the fire Monday night.
The company said on Twitter around 9:25 p.m. that crews were “on-site” in Norwalk and were working to “restore power as soon as we can.”
We have crews on-site for the Norwalk outage and are working to restore power as soon as we can. Sign up for outage alerts here https://t.co/jINkSFtyRJ and we’ll keep you updated.
— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) August 25, 2020
More than 4,000 customers were still without power as of 10 p.m. Monday night.
According to the Eversource website, thousands of outages were reported in the area of Woods Pond Park, New Canaan Avenue, West Rocks Road and Toilsome Road following the issue.
“The fire at the substation has been contained, but to assess the damage, additional circuits have to be turned off across Norwalk, causing wider outages,” said city officials in an statement posted around 9 p.m. Monday.