Power restored in Branford after morning outage

Utility poles and power lines (file).

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Thousands of people were without power Wednesday morning after an outage in Branford.

Eversource reports that 5,465 customers were experiencing a power outage in Branford around 7:30 a.m. However, a short time later, power was fully restored to the area.

Fire dispatch tells News 8 that the outage originated from one of the power stations on East Main Street. They added that it was caused by a large bird’s nest that was on some wires at the substation which resulted in a fire.

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Eversource has not confirmed the official cause of the outage.

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