Transformer hit by lightning causes outages in Torrington, close - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Transformer hit by lightning causes outages in Torrington, closes East Main Street

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About 500 Eversource customers were without power after a transformer was struck by lightning on Wednesday morning.

Eversource crews are working to repair issue. As of 11:45 a.m, Eversource said there were still 300 customers without power. 

Power was restored around noon. Repairs was expected to be completed around 2:30 p.m. 

Police said East Main Street near Hillside Avenue is closed after the outages was reported around 10:30 a.m. There are wires on East Main Street, which could be closed for another hour. 

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