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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Heavy Rains Cause Power Outages

UPDATE Heavy rains today led to power outages in Westport, Connecticut Light & Power Company said.

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Westport firefighters at the scene of a downed power line in the area of 5 Newtown Turnpike today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

At 11 p.m., CL&P said all Westport customers had their power back after earlier reporting as many as 196 customers were affected.

Residents in the area of 5 Newtown Turnpike lost electric power in the late afternoon when a heavy rain downpour caused a tree branch to snap, pulling down a utility line.

John Albano, a resident around the corner on Columbine Lane, Norwalk said that the his power went off at 4:40 p.m. 

Another neighbor on Columbine said, “The rains were so heavy that it felt just like (tropical storm) Irene a few weeks ago.” 

CL&P workers arrived at the scene shortly after 5 p.m.

Dave Matlow contributed reporting

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Posted 09/29/11 at 09:57 PM  Permalink



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This wasn’t the reason I was hoping to make WestportNow! (LOL…I live at 5 Newtown Tpke)  However - I will note that the good folks from CL&P and the Westport Police Dept are still on Newtown working diligently to get our power back on and keeping drivers safe - so kudos and thanks to them!

Posted by Dorrie Harris on September 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM | #
 

Yeah, well that’s what happens when you want to build a tree fort w/o a permit…or, was that a lemonade stand that I was supposed to help you man this weekend?

You may as well use the “plug” for something :)  C’mon, Dorrie!

Posted by Jean Marie Wiesen on September 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM | #
 

Oops, sorry, you did give a shout out to the fine folks at WPD :D and CL&P.

Posted by Jean Marie Wiesen on September 30, 2011 at 12:45 AM | #