Hundreds of people in Windsor were without power for several hours on Christmas after an equipment issued followed by downed lines.
First, an equipment issue happened Monday morning, and then a car took out some wires on Monday afternoon.
A spokesperson from Eversource said the equipment issue happened around 8:45 a.m. on Monday in the Wilson section of town near where I-291 crosses over into South Windsor.
That affected about 1,700 customers, and everyone was restored by 11 a.m.
"We were a little terrified, we were sitting there opening up presents and then all of a sudden electricity went out,” said Debbie Lombardo, who was worried about her Christmas dinner.
Then, just after 1 p.m., a car hit a tree and it took down wires on Poquonock Avenue.
Neighbors said the driver was okay.
At one point on Monday afternoon, there were more than 800 outages.
As of about 6:30 p.m., most of the outages had been restored.
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