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.