High winds and rain overnight have knocked out power to nearly 65,000 CL&P customers throughout the state and more than 10,000 United Illuminating customers.
High winds across the state last night brought down trees and power lines. While most towns are experiencing outages affecting 10 percent or less of their populations, some are reporting outages of more than 40 percent, including Montville and Salem.
According to CL&P, three percent, or 239, of its Ledyard customers are reporting power outages.
Winds began to pickup overnight, with gusts of more than 60 MPH reported in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. The agency two days ago issued a high wind warning for Wednesday night into this morning and is still reporting that sustained winds of 40 MPH are occurring in many parts of the state and that gusts of up to 60 MPH.
As we can see, hear and feel, the wind is still blowing pretty hard and the National Weather Service classifies days like today as "breezy." There is a wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m., meaning winds may get up up to 20 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH.