Mechanical Issue Causes Significant Power Outage in Norwich

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Norwich Public Utilities said a mechanical issue at a substation in town caused a significant power outage that affected thousands of people.

Crews said the power outage impacted a large number of customers. The utility company said 11,000 customers were impacted and power was restored within two hours.

Power was restored around 8 p.m. Crews said they're conducting a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened within the substation and to see what can be done to prevent this type of thing from happening again.

For a map of power outages in the area, click here.

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