Power Restored After Smoking Manhole Causes Outages in Torrington

Power has been restored in Torrington after an issue with an underground cable caused smoke to come out of a manhole Wednesday afternoon, leaving 1,500 people in the dark.

The problem was first reported as an explosion in the area of Franklin Street and Franklin Drive, according to police, but a spokesperson for Eversource said no explosion occurred.

Crews from Eversource rerouted and restored power to 1,500 residents affected by the issue.

It's not clear what caused it.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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