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Powerful Storm Causes Outages And School Closures Throughout Connecticut

Oct 30, 2017

Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents woke up with no power Monday morning after a storm pounded the state with heavy rain and damaging winds.

Power has been restored in some areas. Eversource is now reporting more than 128,000 customers without power while United Illuminating is reporting just approximately 6,000 customers as of 1:30 pm on Monday.

There were more than 115 school delays and closures. Many roads were impassable due to downed trees.

Metro-North railroad advised customers of delays up to 30 minutes on the New Haven line. Due to signal power problems and a mudslide, the Danbury branch is currently suspending service. Amtrak had suspended service between New Haven and Boston, but was restored before 10:00 am. 

Some towns saw up to five inches of rain. A wind advisory remains in effect throughout much of the state as the storm moves toward New Hampshire and Maine.