Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Power Back for Westporters

UPDATE Power was back early today for several hundred Westport homes affected by a four-hour outage Tuesday night caused by fallen trees and power lines, according to Connecticut Light & Power Company.

Most of those affected appeared to be in an area around Punch Bowl Drive—earlier misidentified as Gault Park Drive—in the Coleytown area where a large tree fell at about 8 p.m. as high winds and heavy rain swept through the area.

CL&P crews had power back around midnight. Town workers moved in this morning to remove the tree and debris.

Most of the largest outages in this area occurred to the east. United Illuminating Company at one point reported more than 5,400 customers out in Bridgeport where the National Weather Service said wind gusts of 54 miles an hour occurred at Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Airport.

There were 1,225 out in Fairfield at one point. Virtually all had power back early today, but CL&P said Norwalk and New Canaan still had several dozen customers without power early today.

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