More than 1K without power after Monday’s storm

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Heavy rain and strong winds slammed Connecticut for hours on Monday, causing more than 20,000 people to lose power.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Eversource is reporting over 1,000 outages. As for United Illuminating, they are reporting less than 10.

Frank Poirot of Eversource Energy told News 8, “We’re down to about 20,000 outages and that’s down from the peak of 34,000 at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Our crews have been working hard throughout the day.”

The state Department of Transportation reported Monday afternoon the following streets are closed due to trees and wires down as a result of the storm:

  • Manchester: SR534 between Finley Street and Birth Mountain Road.
  • Colchester: Rt16 at Coco Drive.
  • Glastonbury: Rt 94 between Ridge Road and Jasmine Lane.
  • South Windsor: 2500 block of Ellington Road is closed due to a motor vehicle crash involving downed wires on a car and entrapment. Fire, Police, and Eversource are en route.

A few showers will happen Tuesday morning before the storms in gone. The middle of the week looks nice but some more rain could return closer to the weekend.

For the latest forecast, click here.

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