Conn. (WTNH) — A wind advisory is in effect for northern Connecticut, with wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Thousands are without power Friday afternoon as strong winds bring down trees.
As of 6:40 p.m., more than 1,300 Eversource customers are without power, most of which are in Tolland, Ledyard and Glastonbury. The total number of outages was over 9,000 earlier in the day.
Check Eversource’s outage map for estimated restoration times.
“Winds are whipping across the state and crews are responding to outages caused by trees toppling onto our equipment,” Eversource posted on Twitter. “We’re working closely with our communities and first responders to safely clear the damage and restore power.”
The wind advisory impacts Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland, and Windham counties until 7 p.m. Friday.
Tolland Town Manager Brian Foley said fire and public works personnel responded and closed several roads, including Crystal Lake, Timber Trail, and Old Post.