NORWALK, Conn. – Strong winds Tuesday knocked out power to more than 100 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Norwalk. As of 6 p.m., CL&P reported 141 outages in Norwalk, which is less than 1 percent of the city.
Norwalk police were dealing with numerous incidents of downed wires, according to dispatch traffic. Gusts are up to 44 mph, the National Weather Service reports.
Across the state, 13,338 outages were reported by CL&P. Gusty winds also brought down many tree branches.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Norwalk and the rest of Fairfield County until 11 p.m. Tuesday. There is also a wind advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts of 50 and 55 mph are predicted for the area. The weather service urges drivers to use extra caution.