1,000 Remain in Dark After Heavy Winds

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Brian Drummey
    A tree came down on a car at Forest Park Office Park on route 4 in Farmington Thursday.

    Heavy wind gusts blew through the state on Thursday, knocking out power and bringing down trees. Still power has not been restored for everyone.

    On Friday morning, there are about 1,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers without electricity. Most of the outages are in Wilton, Greenwich and Redding.

    The gusts were at their highest around 4 p.m. on Thursday and more than 21,000 outages were reported. Cheshire, New Britain, Tolland and Vernon were some of the towns that were hardest hit.

    United Illuminating had nearly 900 customers in the dark as well. By Friday morning, no outages were reported.

    A tree brought down by high winds crushed a home on Glenwood Avenue in Norwich.

    Route 10 in Simsbury was closed from Phelps Road to Pent Road because of downed power lines.

    A wind gust of 52 miles-per-hour was recorded at the Groton-New London Airport around 2 p.m.

    A CL&P spokesperson warned people not to go near downed branches or wires because those wires could still be carrying electricity.

    Things are looking up for the weekend. Keep up on the forecast here.