STRATFORD, Conn. -- United Illuminating is planning outages in Stratford Wednesday, July 27 to upgrade its electrical system, the utility company has announced.
These brief outages are necessary to accommodate maintenance work at three UI substations, said the company.
"This work will improve the reliability and resilience of the electric system that serves these communities. The outages may be canceled in the event of severe weather. Scheduled service outages are occasionally necessary as UI maintains and upgrades its electric system to serve customers better and ensure future reliability," said the release.
Affected customers have been notified by mail and other means.
The scheduled outages are Wednesday, July 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 a.m. and will affect approximately 1,450 customers on portions of the following streets served by Canal Substation in Stratford.
Barnum Avenue, Benjamin Avenue, Booth Street, Boston Avenue, Broadbridge Avenue, Burritt Avenue, California Street, Canaan Road, College Street, Collins Street, Colony Street, Edwin Street, Franklin Avenue, Graham Street, High Park Avenue, Hollister Street, Johnson Avenue, Knowlton Street, Lenox, Leonard Street, Light Street, Mary Avenue, Melville Street, Milford Avenue, Miranda Drive, Miranda Lane, Mohawk Street, Nichols Avenue, Noble Street, Oakland Place, Oakland Street, Peace Street, Putnam Street, Randolph Street, Rockaway Avenue, Rockwell Street, Temple Street, Vernon Street, West Broad Street, Wiklund Avenue, Winfield Drive, and Wyoming Street.
Customers with questions, including those with medical conditions or generators, can call UI’s Scheduled Outage Hotline at (877) 491-9533.
Callers will be prompted to enter the Outage Identification Number, which can be found in the outage letter mailed to customers affected by these planned outages.