Storm Leaves Weston, Redding & Easton Residents Without Power

A powerful storm knocked out power to thousands across the state; Metro-North's New Haven line experiencing wire issues in Darien, Norwalk and Westport.

Update, 1:54 p.m.

According to Connecticut Light & Power, 431 customers (11 percent) remain without power in Redding and 508 customers (13 percent) remain without power in Weston.

United Illuminating is reporting that 66 customers (2.3 percent) remain without power in Easton.

Update, 11:45 a.m.

According to Redding Police Chief Douglas Fuchs, Newtown Turnpike is closed at Sandfordtown Road. 

With 574 and 560 customers without power respectively, Redding and Weston are still 14 percent in the dark, according to the Connecticut Light & Power outage map. 

United Illuminating is reporting that 90 of its 2,876 customers—3.13 percent—are currently without power. 

Original article:

A powerful storm that moved through the state last night has left thousands across Connecticut without power Thursday morning.

According to the Connecticut Light & Power outage map, currently 574 of 3,898 customers in Redding are without power; 558 of 3,808 customers in Weston are without power as well. Both figures represent 14 percent outage rates. 

According to United Illuminating, 187 of 2,876 customers are without power in Easton, representing 6.5 percent. 

Schools were delayed this morning. Redding and Easton schools experienced 90-minute delays, while Weston schools weere delayed for two hours. 

Metro-North is also directing New Haven Line customers traveling eastbound to Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton, East Norwalk, Westport and Greens Farms that they must take a train to Southport then get a westbound train to get access to these stations due to wire issues in the area.

Color My World January 31, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I find that to be a really awful color map. The point is to have colors transition from lighter shades to darker shades as a helpful visual showing the percentage of outage. But if you look at the key to this map on the CL&P site, it's kind of a random assortment of colors. Which color means higher intensity, red or orange? Okay, red. Now what does purple mean? Where would you insert that in the scale, worse than red? Less severe than orange. Look for yourself. It so non-intuitive to me.
Jean Marie Wiesen January 31, 2013 at 04:52 PM
I agree w/ you, CMW, it's most definitely an odd choice for color assignments. If I were doing it, I would have picked red as you indicated for the worst case scenario and so forth. But, this is CL&P we're talking about and they don't particularly make a lot of sense. However, I guess black is bad, too :) Brighter colors are easier to p/u when perusing the map to look for the highest % of outages, though.
Justin Reynolds (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Maybe black as the darkest for "blackout" . . . ?
Jim Eastwood January 31, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Hey Suck it Up For YOU WANTED to Live in the WOODS !!!!! Have a Great Day !!!!
Lori Brault January 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Mr. Eastwood, Can you READ? No one was complaining about losing power, just that the outage map was not logical in terms of color coding. Did you just need to be nasty?
Grizzled Vet February 01, 2013 at 05:55 PM
If a blogger blacks out alone in the woods, does it make a sound and would anyone be there to tweet about it?


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