Thousands in Stratford and Bridgeport without power overnight

Photo Credit: United Illuminating

STRATFORD — Thousands of residents in Stratford and Bridgeport area were without power Saturday evening following a massive power outage.

According to a United Illuminating spokesperson, almost 10,000 people in the two  towns were without power.  That number dropped to about 7,000 overnight, and then around 6 a.m., power was restored to all customers.

Last night Bridgeport Police tweeted about the power outage, asking people to call UI to report loss of power.

FOX61 was told by United Illuminating that the issue is specific to two substations, but the exact cause of the outage has not been identified.