Unplanned power outage leaves 2,559 in the dark in Bridgeport

January 11, 2019 GMT

BRIDGEPORT — More than 2,500 United Illuminating customers were in the dark Thursday night after an unplanned power outage in the city.

The outage started at 9:05 p.m., according to the UI outage map. The utility company said a crew is en route and estimated restoration was around 1:15 a.m. Friday.

This outage was affecting 2,559 UI customers in the following zip codes: 06604 and 06606.

A firefighter reported that the traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Avenue was out because of the power outage. The dispatcher said UI was working to get power restored.


There was no immediate indication on what caused the outage.