Transformer Explosion Saps Power on Church Street

Police and firefighters responded to the fire at 11:30 Wednesday night and a CL&P crew made repairs to restore power in the neighborhood.

Homeowners lost power for nearly 12 hours after a transformer blew on Church Street at 11:30 Wednesday night. Two explosions were heard and the transformer burst into flames, according to an eye witness.

Wires were down and police detoured traffic as firefighters responded to the emergency call. A crew from Connecticut Light & Power repaired the pole, but several customers were without power until 11:15 Thursday morning.

A CL&P spokesman said 76 customers had lost their power.

Stephanie G March 01, 2012 at 08:07 PM
We're nearby on Elm and I saw two flashes of light through the windows (bright enough that I thought it was lighting) immediately followed by what I guess were the explosions (although they didn't really sound like "normal" explosions to me). Thankfully, we never lost power, but over the trees we could see a light show that looked like the aurora borealis on steroids, which lasted for about an hour or so.
Wendy Cushing March 01, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I totally agree with Stephanie. It was an amazing light show. I'm over on Windsor where we lost power for about 5 hours. The flashing lights lasted about an hour and were so far reaching and intense that it truly looked as if an alien space craft had landed.
QWERTY March 01, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I came home to find my clocks flashing, did anyone else lose power temporarily?
Malcolm Bell March 01, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Even over in Stepney/Tashua area we had 3 quick power off/on cycles at that time!
johnny delta IV March 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
why was my comment deleted? it wasnt malicious, just stating my opinions on the matter
Rishul Marwah March 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Why'd you delete my comment? Scared the public will know the facts? You, sir, disgust me.
Rishul Marwah March 02, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Me too! This news website for monroe filled with, so called, "facts" makes me sick! Once they hear the truth they delete it! This makes me sick!
Rishul Marwah March 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bytMNoKNeRA This will soon be Monroe, what with these lies!
johnny delta IV March 02, 2012 at 01:54 PM
rishul, i dont know why they were removed. it is kind of ridicoulous, that for some reason they would cover up the facts.they cover up your TRUE facts. its a cold, cold world
Alex March 02, 2012 at 05:13 PM
The Patch is a privately owned website not owned by the town. I'm not sure what you said, but they have the right to remove any content they deem offensive or a solicitation (look at terms of use). I think your comparison is a bit drastic.
JoAnn Toth March 03, 2012 at 04:49 AM
yup..... my clocks were blinking as well. I live at High Meadows off of Rte.111


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