NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A complicated mid-March storm is bringing heavy rain, snow and gusty winds to parts of Connecticut.
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, more than 9,000 Eversource customers in Connecticut, mainly in the western portion of the state, are without power. That number is down from nearly 10,000 earlier in the day.
About 97% of Goshen didn’t have power Tuesday evening. Cornwall and Torrington had more than 1,000 people without power each.
Snow and rain showers transition to on/off snow for Tuesday afternoon and evening down to the shoreline with slippery spots.
Storm Team 8 expects it will become very windy late day statewide with gusts ranging from 20 to 50 mph. Snow will taper off around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Watches and Warnings
- Winter storm warning until 8 a.m. Wednesday: Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham
- Winter weather advisory: Fairfield until 3 a.m. Wednesday, Middlesex until 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Haven until 3 a.m. Wednesday
- Wind advisory until 11 a.m. Wednesday: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London
Closings and Delays
School districts across the state have announced closures, delays and early dismissals for Tuesday. Parking bans are in effect in several cities.
Check the updated list of closures and delays here before you head out the door.
The highest amounts are in the northwest hills. Snow amounts are trickiest for the southern half of the state as it will depend on elevation and how fast or slow the changeover occurs down to the shoreline.
Very wet, sticky and heavy snow increases the chance of power outage. The wind will also pick up between 35 and 50 mph Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.
Eversource officials said they are “working with our public safety partners to tackle blocked roads and downed lines.”
They remind customers to stay clear of downed wires and immediately report them to 911.
Outages can be reported online at Eversource’s website or by calling 800-286-2000.
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