Update: As of 9 p.m. Monday night, there were less than 1,000 outages across the state, just a handful of which were in Greenwich.
GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) -- The power is slowly coming back on for people in Greenwich after a big tree brought down by a storm took down power lines and knocked out power to nearly the entire town.
Connecticut Light & Power are hoping to restore all of the electricity to Greenwich by 8 p.m. tonight.
About 1,900 customers remained without power early Monday evening.
Power was knocked out to thousands in Greenwich around 10 a.m. Monday morning after a tree came crashing down.
"We had a precarious situation earlier when this 85 foot tree fell on transmission line last night during storm affecting thousands of customers," said Mitch Gross, CL&P. "Then this morning as we were planning to take care of this later tonight and not inconvenience so many customers, the tree shorted the line out."
Many of the customers affected had just got their power back after last night's storm.
"We had power within two hours, I think it came back around 10 p.m., " said Amy Dolan, "and we were fine until this morning until around 10 when it went out."
The tree fell onto a main transmission line, sending at least 30,000 customers back into the dark again this morning.
"We were just watching Rango in our room and then just heard these two loud bangs and looked out the window, saw some flames, it went on for 5-10 minutes then blew up," said 9-year-old Christopher Dolan.
Early this afternoon, a crane pulled the tree off the transmission line, freeing up crews to start restoring power back to the neighborhoods.
"It's a major inconvenience for our customers, especially those taking the train ride home," said Gross, "it might be a bit slower tonight, but we're committed to getting everyone back on as quickly an as safely as we can."
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