Cold causes power outages


The frigid temperatures are causing scattered power outages throughout the area.

There were 783 power outages in Naugatuck and 399 outages in Prospect as of 9:30 a.m., according to Eversource Energy’s outage map. A total of 4,389 were without the power, including more than 3,100 people in Waterbury.

Eversource Energy spokesman Mitch Gross said the cold weather is effecting equipment and has caused power lines to come down. There have been scattered outages throughout the area since about 4:30 a.m. He said crews are working to get power restored as quickly as possible.