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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.

Storm Leaves Weston, Redding & Easton Residents Without Power

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.

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