CT power outages drop as winds subside

A map of outages provided by Eversource showed power outages around Connecticut had fallen to a little more than 100 by Saturday morning, March 27, 2021.

Just over a hundred people remained without power around Connecticut Saturday morning after gusty winds buffeted the state Friday afternoon and overnight.

Eversource reported 119 outages statewide as of about 10:30 a.m., with the highest number – 83 – reported in New Milford, in lower Litchfield County. Redding, Goshen and Norwalk each reported fewer than 10 outages.

By early afternoon, however, outages reported by Eversource statewide had dropped to just 36, with 17 still reported in New Milford

The high winds Friday had prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory for much of the lower northeast region through midnight Saturday. Winds of 20-30 MPH were expected, with gusts reaching up to 45 mph.

Eversource tweeted photos of some of the damage in New Milford Friday afternoon, where the winds had knocked over a large tree adjacent to power lines.

The anticipated storm led the utility company to call in additional line crews from Canada, as well as local tree contractors.

United Illuminating, which provides power for a smaller number of communities along the Merrit Parkway and Interstate 95 corridors from Fairfield to North Branford, reported just one outage Saturday morning.

The outage, reported in Stratford, was affecting one customer and was expected to be restored before noon, according to UI. By 1 p.m., no outages were reported in UI’s service area.

To report an outage to Eversource, call 800-286-2000. To report electrical emergencies to UI, such as a downed wire, call 1-800-722-5584.

Connecticut Media Group