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Some Customers Could Be Without Power For Days, Eversource Says

Storm damage in Brookfield.
Storm damage in Brookfield. Photo Credit: Eversource

As the recovery from Tuesday's storm continues, Eversource officials are reporting it has restored power to 75,000 customers statewide, but thousands more could expect to be out of power for at least a couple more days, officials said.

The overwhelming majority of such cases will be in Northern Fairfield County, which was hit hardest.

Mobility seems to be the biggest issues in restoration, said Frank Poirot, spokesman for Eversource.

"Our efforts are being hampered by so many downed trees, blocked roads, and live wires," he said. "In severe cases, we are working with local officials and first responders to reach areas in need."

He added that at this point the company's main concern was customer safety and that they remember to consider any downed wire as if was live.

"We are asking all to report any downed lines even if they think they might have been reported," he said. "With so many wires and trees down and such devastation we are still working to get an accounting of all damage."

The company reminds customers to be cautious while continuing with their own storm clean up, be careful moving or cutting tree limbs and look for any wires that may be entangled in debris.

“We realize being without power for any length of time can be difficult," said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. "We strive to always be there for our customers when they need us and we remain focused on restoring service to all of those affected by this storm."

In Northern Fairfield County, restoration has been slow but is continuing. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the breakdown of customers without power is as follows:

  • Danbury, 8,978
  • Newtown, 8,026
  • Brookfield 7,381
  • New Fairfield, 5,828
  • Ridgefield, 2,009
  • Bethel, 1,823
  • Redding, 842
  • New Fairfield, 5,828
  • Greenwich, 682
  • Stamford, 61
  • Darien, 26
  • Norwalk, 89
  • Redding, 842
  • New Canaan, 5
  • Wilton, 2
  • Easton, 2

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