Blown transformer caused brief power outage in Southold

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | A traffic light without power at Youngs Avenue and Route 48 in Southold around 1:20 p.m. today.

UPDATE: Power was restored in Southold about an hour after a blown transformer left nearly 1,800 powerless Thursday afternoon.

Original Story: A blown transformer in Southold has left nearly 1,800 customers without power in Southold, according to Long Island Power Authority. LIPA estimates the outages should be repaired within the hour, according to the LIPA outage map, as the temperatures soar into the 90s for the fourth straight day.

Southold Town Police received reports of a power outage in Southold around 1:20 p.m. Traffic control officers are directing cars at traffic lights without power.

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