Over 300 in CT still without power, restoration expected by Wednesday night

A file photo of a utility worker clearing wires as a fallen tree limb blocks a portion of Main Avenue in Norwalk, Conn.

Eversource estimates some customers may not have power restored until Wednesday night after fierce winds tore across the state late Monday into Tuesday morning, knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers.

The National Weather Service predicted strong winds could lead to tree and power line damage Monday night into Tuesday.

The utility companies reported a combined about 18,000 customers without power as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, but the outages dropped to around 13,000 by mid-afternoon. By Wednesday, several hundred remained without power.

Anyone in need of shelter should call 211 to get connected to services or visit 211ct.org/.

Below is the latest information on power outages and road closures based on information from utility companies as well as state and local officials.

1:30 p.m. — There are 334 Eversource customers will without power.

9:50 a.m. — Eversource is reporting 621 outages remaining.

6:58 a.m. — Eversource outages have reached 705.

6:30 a.m. — Eversource reports 681 outages remaining. The utility company said on Tuesday that it expects all of it’s customers to have power back by Wednesday night.

10:30 p.m. — Outages reported by Eversource have dropped to 2,044, with the most outages now reported in Killingly, where 242 customers are without power. United Illuminating reports two outages in Fairfield and Milford, leaving two customers without power.

7:25 p.m. — By the evening hours, Eversource reported its statewide power outages have dropped to 5,425. The town of Granby, in Hartford County, reports the most outages remaining at 621. Meanwhile, Windham, Southbury and Barkhamsted each report more than 300 customers without power. United Illuminating reports 14 outages affecting 628 customers in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Shelton.

1:25 p.m. — Eversource reports 12,903 customers without power and United Illuminating reports 201.

12:20 p.m. — Eversource said crews are working to clear blocked roads, assess the damage and restore power. As of 11:30 a.m., crews have restored power to more than 32,000 customers. The majority of the remaining roughly 14,000 without power should have power back on by 6 p.m. Wednesday, with many restored sooner.

8 a.m. — Eversource is reporting 17,502 customers still without power. United Illuminating reports 399 without power.

6:35 a.m. — Eversource is reporting 17,461 without power, while United Illuminating is reporting 374 customers in the dark Tuesday morning.

UI reported 192 outages in Fairfield and 120 in Stratford.

6:30 a.m. — Sunny skies are in the forecast for Tuesday with a high in the mid-30s, with wind chill values between zero and 10 degrees. Wind gusts in the high-30s are possible. By night, the wind chill values are forecast to be between 20 and 25 degrees with gusts up to 13 mph.

6:15 a.m. — Here is a list of current road closures on state roads. For the latest information on these crashes, visit the CTDOT traffic alerts page.

Route 169 in Pomfret is closed at Woodstock Road because of a tree down on wires. Route 169 is also closed at Harriaville Road in Pomfret because of wires across the road.

Route 196 in East Hampton is closed at Route 66 because of a tree across the road.

Route 322 in Southington is closed at Route 120 because of a tree across the road.

Route 75 in Windsor is closed at Tiffany Drive because of a tree across the road.

Route 314 in Wethersfield is closed at Goodwin Avenue because of a tree across the road.

Route 4 in Burlington is closed at Route 179 because of a tree down on a pole and power lines.

Route 184 in North Stonington is closed between Route 49 and Route 216 because of a tree down in the road.

Route 177 in Farmington is closed at Coopermine Road because of wires across the road.

Route 169 in Woodstock near the Massachusetts state line because of wires across the road.

Route 6 in Windham is closed at Old Windham Road because of wires across the road.

Route 313 in Seymour is closed at Clinton Road because of a tree down. Route 188 in Seymour is also closed at Squantuck Road because of a tree across the road.

11:30 a.m. — Eversource officials said the vast majority of the 14,000 homes and businesses without power will have electricity restored by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Connecticut Media Group