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Transformer Blamed As Large Power Outage Strikes Over Half Of Easton

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EASTON, Conn. — The town of Easton is experiencing a large power outage with over half the town in the dark due to a problem with a transformer on Saturday morning, according to Easton police and United Illuminating.

Residents south of Beers Road and some as far north as Silver Hill Road are affected, police said.

As 0f 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a total of 1,722 customers, or 58.79 of the town's customers, are without power, UI said.

"UI is aware of the problem and is on the scene working right now," Easton police said in a Facebook post.

Police asked residents to refrain from calling the dispatch center to get power outage updates.

For information on power updates, call United Illuminating at 1-800-7CALL UI.

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