Friday, May 17, 2024


Heavy Rains Cause Power Outages

UPDATE Heavy rains today led to power outages in Westport, Connecticut Light & Power Company said. Image
Westport firefighters at the scene of a downed power line in the area of 5 Newtown Turnpike today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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

3 thoughts on “Heavy Rains Cause Power Outages

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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