After a 45-minute power outage triggered just before noon today, electric service has been restored to the more than 1,500 United Illuminating Co. customers in the Reef Road area, the utility reports.

The outage was caused when a circuit broke at UI's Ash Creek substation, according to a UI spokesman, and crews were able to restore power to all affected customers just before 12:15 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what caused the problem, the spokesman said.