HARTFORD – The high winds forecast for today are blowing in and taking down tree limbs and power lines across several areas of Connecticut.
As of 1:30 Saturday afternoon, Eversource’s outage map showed significant power outages in Stamford, Mansfield, East Hartford and Bethany, with scattered outages in many other towns, leaving over 2000 customers without power. Mansfield had over 500 customers without power.
In Newington around 2 p.m., a tree came down on utility lines, toppling live wires on top of a vehicle and trapping at least one person. Firefighters arrived on scene quickly to start the extrication process.
In Vernon, police closed off Center Road because wires had fallen across the roadway.
Over 200 customers were affected by power lines that fell in East Hartford.
Remember, ALWAYS assume downed wires are live, and give them a wide berth – electricity can travel in unexpected routes.
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