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Power remains out, roads blocked because of downed utility wires

Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses across Connecticut after thunderstorms and strong winds knocked down tree limbs and wires this week.   Eversource officials say power won't be restored to some Connecticut customers until tonight. 

 

Eversource has 17 additional crews scheduled for Newtown today.  Officials are monitoring the circumstances and aggressively seeking support from Eversource.  There are still more than a dozen roads with either low hanging wires or downed wires and trees blocking the roads.

 

The Redding Community Center is open as a warming and charging center until 10pm.  Redding officials say Eversource has told them that it could be as late as tomorrow evening before all power is restored. Saturday hours will be determined based on progress of restoration.

 

(Photo Courtesy: Redding Police, Twitter)

 

In Ridgefield several roads remain blocked by downed trees and wires.  As of late yesterday afternoon, about 10 roads were completely blocked while several others were partially impassable.  Ridgefield officials urged drivers to exercise caution when out on the roads.  Schools in Ridgefield were closed yesterday and today.

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Rich Valdes

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