Update: First Selectman Jayme Stevenson tweeted at 7:36 p.m.: “Found the culprit: fire on the lines on Leroy near the railroad. Power has been restored.”
Update: 6:46 p.m. — Power came back in Darien as of 6:37 p.m., Eversource’s online Outage map says. Customers without power: “fewer than two,” according to the Web page.
Update: 6:36 p.m. — All 221 Stamford customers who were without power had it back by 6:27 p.m., according to Eversource’s online Outage map. But Darien still has 365 customers without power.
Update: 6:28 p.m. — First Selectman Jayme Stevenson tweeted at 5:55 p.m.:
““Blue Sky” @EversourceCT power outages in Darien and Stamford right now affecting our downtown Darien businesses and traffic signals on the Post Road. Eversource is investigating.”
As of 6:16 p.m., there were 365 customers without service in Darien and another 221 in Stamford, according to Eversource’s online Outage map.
Original article: 6:13 p.m. — Darien police say a transformer explosion has resulted in a power outage downtown, and traffic lights have been affected.
“Several significant intersections have no power to traffic signals,” Police Capt. Jeremiah Marron said in an announcement. “Treat theses intersections as ‘4-way’ stop signs.”
Eversource reports 367 Darien customers were without power as of 5:57 p.m. That’s 4.53% of all customers in town.
Here’s the full announcement from Marron, the commander of the Police Department’s field services bureau:
“The Darien downtown area has experienced a power outage due to a nearby transformer explosion. Several significant intersections have no power to traffic signals. Treat theses intersections as “4-way” stop signs. Thank you and drive safe.”