Updated: Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 7:32 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 7:32 PM EST
NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- On Thursday gusting winds led to some power problems in a number of shoreline communities but the utility companies were expecting a tough day and responded quickly to the outages.
When folks woke up in southeastern Connecticut many expected to see snow on the ground but they got wind instead.
The wind was certainly a factor in how chilly it was and a factor in bringing down some power lines.
"You feel it. You ain't got no hat on so I don't know how you take it," said Tyrone Turner of New London.
There weren't too many outages but what there were seemed mostly concentrated in eastern Connecticut. Among the first, Clarence Avenue in Stonington.
"They have no water down here when they have no power. They have wells," said Toni Keen of Stonington.
Keen came by to pick up her mom while her power was out. She was happily surprised to see crews on the scene when she got here.
"I think it's really quick for them," said Keen.
Fortunately for the folks around there the power is being restored quickly. It's still early though and it's still pretty windy.
More outages followed in Waterford, Ledyard, and Lebanon but crews were ready to respond.
"Another event where it's windy and I want to know where our snow is," said Keen.
So do others. Several cities, towns, and the state were loaded up with the chemically treated salt and ready for the snow to start flying but along the shoreline it hadn't yet and neither had planes grounded by the wind.
Turner says it's the snow which grounds his life to a halt.
"You basically just stay in the house and watch TV so that's it," said Turner.
"It might come tonight," said News 8's Tina Detelj.
"Don't say that," said Turner laughing.
If and when that snow does come, public works crews will be ready.