Noon – Mitch Gross of CL&P reports that all Weston customers had their power restored as of 9:30 this morning.
Mr. Gross said the problem was not a blown transformer, as The Forum earlier reported, but tree branches that brought the wires down.
“When there is a problem, a device called a fuse, which sits near the transformer, cuts power to the area. There’s typically a bright flash and a loud bang — and that is what is usually misreported as a transformer explosion,'” Mr. Gross said. “The fuse does exactly what a circuit breaker does in your home or business — cuts the power and prevents further damage to the system.”
6:50AM – After a transformer blew and wires are down in the Lords Highway area, CL&P reports about 155 customers are without power in Weston this morning.
CL&P is on site, as is the fire department to keep an eye on a burning wire covering.
Also, officials are warning of slippery road conditions. At least one car reportedly went off the road and down an embankment off Newtown Turnpike earlier this morning, possibly due to ice.