Storm damage leaves roads closed, over 90,000 without power; Eversource speaks out

HARTFORD — The wind and rain swept through the state Sunday night, bringing with it downed trees and many power outages,

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Power Outages

As of 5 p.m.: 

Eversource: – 93, 971

United Illuminating – 350

Norwich Utilities – 1,000

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At the Eversource Incident Command Center in Berlin, employees are working around the clock to try to restore power to tens of thousands of customers still in the dark since Sunday night's storm.

As of Monday afternoon, Eversource said it has restored power to more than 130,000 homes. More than 120,000 are still without power.  Eversource said the higher concentrations of storm-related damage are along the shoreline and Southeast Connecticut.

Hundreds of line crews and tree crews have been out since yesterday to restore power. The Incident Command Center in Berlin is monitoring and coordinating Eversource's response.

Eversource said this will be a multi-day outage for some customers, and encourages customers to take steps to prepare.
For information on outages, visit Eversource.com or call 1-800-286-2000. You can also sign up for Eversource text updates via the company's website.

 

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Storm marches across the state:

A tree fell and damaged a garage in Meriden and cut off power to the home on Bradley Ave.

Volunteers had to help with flood mitigation at the Meriden Humane Society.

A tree fell on Shingle Hill Road in West Haven and police were blocking off the road. Herrington and Sons Tree Specialists are removing the tree. They said they got a call 4:30-5ish about this. They say the tree actually appears healthy. They believe this is weather related but say actually likely from the drought. This is how they described it: said after a drought a tree dries up and when it rains they suck up the water which makes them top heavy.

A tree was in the roadway on Old Maid's Lane in Glastonbury, but it has since been cleared.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation said the Rocky Hill Ferry is closed until further notice, due to flooding and high water.

At one point, at Bradley International, 50 % of arrivals late or very late and 30% of departures are late or very late.