Nor’easter causes power outages, delays and road closures across the state

HARTFORD — Friday’s nor’easter is causing outages and road closures across the state.

FOX61 Team Coverage:

Carmen Chau live from Hartford:

Ike Ejiochi live from the Stormtracker:

Power Outages:

Eversource  says that as of 6 a.m. they had over 40-thousand customers without power, but had restored power to over 119,000 customers. For those without power, Eversource spokesman Mitch Grossman says they are working around the clock to restore customers, but some may be without power for multiple days. United Illuminating had over 3,000 customers without power late Friday night. They had cut that number in half by 6 a.m.

Norwich Public Utilities had several outages that impacted over 1,200 customers, but as of midnight they said that number was approaching less than 100. They want to remind people not to try to remove any downed tree or tree limbs because it might be tangled with live wires.  Also, no one should ever try to move or to cross over a downed wire - assume all wires are live.

Rail lines, Bradley Airport recovering from cancellations and delays:

After canceling service between Washington D.C. and Boston on Friday, Amtrak says it is running on a modified schedule on Saturday, canceling some trains and changing the originating stations of others:

Metro-North Railroad faced significant delays on Friday, but say the New Haven Line is back on schedule for Saturday.  Shore Line East is canceling two trains on Saturday and replacing others with bus service.

Bradley International Airport says that 40 percent of Friday’s arriving and departing flights were canceled.  Several flights scheduled to depart Saturday were also cancelled as airlines try to get their planes back in place. Travelers should check with their airline before heading to the airport.  Real time flight status updates are available on www.flybdl.org. Twitter users can also receive automated updates by tweeting their flight number to @BDLFlightInfo.

Road closures:

As of early Saturday morning, CT DOT says Route 17 in Glastonbury and Route 7 in Sharon are both closed while crews remove downed trees. Many other town and city roads are closed, and there is plenty of debris on the roads, so please be careful.

Tree Fall, heavy winds, snow and rain across the state:

A big tree fell onto the Merritt Parkway earlier today in the Greenwich area and a man took matters into his own hands (credit - Erika Joy):