.

One Percent of New Canaan Still Without Power [Update]

About 121 CL&P customers in New Canaan, or about 1 percent of the town, were still without power as of 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, according to the utility's online "Outage Map."

Updated 9:00 p.m.

About 121 CL&P customers in New Canaan, or about 1 percent of the town, were still without power as of 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, according to the utility's online "Outage Map."

Updated 5:00 p.m.

About 234 CL&P customers in New Canaan, or about 2 percent of the town, were still without power as of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, according to the utility's online "Outage Map."

Updated 2:30 p.m.

About 434 CL&P customers in New Canaan, or about 5 percent of the town, were still without power as of 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, according to the utility's online "Outage Map."

As per an update from New Canaan Police Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, the following town roads are currently closed or partially closed due to downed trees and/or fallen power lines:

  • Greenley Road near Ramhorne Road
  • West Hills Road (in area of #222)
  • Ponus Ridge Road (in area of #1161)
  • Brookwood Lane (crews currently working on)
  • Harrison Avenue (near South Avenue)

Updated Sept. 19, 9:46 a.m.

As of 9:02 a.m., 5 percent of residents are still without power, according to CL&P.

New Canaan Public Schools are on a 90-minute delay Wednesday morning, according to its Web site.

Updated, 9:22 p.m.

As of 9:02, 8 percent of residents are still without power, according to CL&P.

Updated, 8:46 p.m.

Seven percent of New Canaan residents, or 662 homes, are currently without power, according to CL&P.

Updated, 7:57 p.m.

A severe thunderstom warning has been issued for Fairfield County until 8:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Service on Metro-North's New Canaan line is currently experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes due speed restrictions and downed trees.

Updated, 7:15 p.m.

As of 7:02 p.m., 839 customers, or 10 percent, in New Canaan are currently without power, according to CL&P.

"CL&P is prepared for the severe weather and high winds and we take our emergency preparedness responsibilities very seriously," said Mitch Gross of the CL&P media relations office.

"Once the storm has passed and it is safe to do so, our priorities will include responding to 911 emergencies, clearing electrical hazards from roads and assessing damage. Our crews will first restore power to critical facilities, they will then restore lines that serve large numbers of customers before restoring individual services," Gross said.

Updated, 6:06 p.m.

Seven percent, or 600 customers, are currently without power, according to CL&P as of 6:02 p.m.

Updated, 5:25 p.m.

Six percent, or 511 customers, are currently without power, according to Connecticut Light & Power.

New Haven Line service on Metro-North is also reporting delays of 10-15 minutes in both directions due to wire damage in the vicinity of Pelham, according to an email alert sent by the company.

Original Story

A tornado watch is in effect for Fairfield County until 11 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

How to Report Outages to CL&P

________________________________________________________________________________________

Be sure to sign up for New Canaan Patch's breaking news and daily newsletter, "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

______________________________________________________________________________

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something