Schools in Southington are closed Thursday after a massive power outage that affected more than 14,000 Eversource customers this morning.
Power was out for nearly 70 percent of town around 6:30 a.m. Eversource said it notified the town manager around 7 a.m. and school officials canceled in-person as well as remote classes for the day.
As of 8 a.m., power was back for most customers.
Eversource said there was an issue at a substation that caused the outages in Southington and they rerouted power to affected customers while investigating the cause of the problem. A piece of equipment in the substation malfunctioned, they said.