As of 6 a.m. Friday, Eversource is reporting nearly 21,696 without power and United Illuminating, 13,149.

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    Here’s some of the damage Eversource crews are faced with in Branford. As cleanup and restoration continues, please take extra caution when driving or in your yard- trees could be tangled in powerlines. If you see a downed line assume it’s live and stay far away.

    Here’s some of the damage Eversource crews are faced with in Branford. As cleanup and restoration continues, please take extra caution when driving or in your yard- trees could be tangled in powerlines. If

    Here’s some of the damage Eversource crews are faced with in Branford. As cleanup and restoration continues, please take extra caution when driving or in your yard- trees could be tangled in powerlines. If you see a downed line assume it’s live and stay far away.

    Here’s some of the damage Eversource crews are faced with in Branford. As cleanup and restoration continues, please take extra caution when driving or in your yard- trees could be tangled in powerlines. If

    The day after strong thunderstorms — and possible tornadoes — swept though Connecticut, thousands of people remain without power Friday morning.

    As of 6 a.m., Eversource reported nearly 21,696 customers without power and United Illuminating had 13,149.

    One of the hardest hit towns in Eversource’s territory was Branford with more than 96 percent of its customers without electricity Friday morning. Bethany, where a possible tornado touched down, more than 80 percent of residents remained without power.

    “We’re focused on assessing damage in the hard-hit towns of Newtown, Cheshire and Madison,” the company said Friday morning. “We’ll be using night-capable drones to get the best view of the storm’s impact so we can assess the damage as quickly and safely as possible.”

    Most of the Eversource outages are in western Connecticuut and along the shoreline from Branford to Madison.

    United Illuminating reports the highest percentage of its customers without power are in North Branford (nearly 54 percent), North Haven (36 percent) and Hamden (nearly 19 percent).

    UI said as the storms subsided Thursday night, the company sent out more than 260 line and tree workers and other field personnel to help clear roadways, assess damage and restore power.

    “UI crews were working alongside National Guard personnel to clear trees and downed lines from roadways, at the direction of state and municipal authorities. Meanwhile, restoration teams targeted large outages where many customers could be brought back at once, while damage assessors worked to develop a full picture of the devastation and assemble a detailed plan for restoration,” the utility company said in a statement.

    “But it may take longer to restore some customers in areas where the damage is particularly extensive and UI’s electrical system needs to be rebuilt. The company will update its restoration estimates as it proceeds with damage assessment.”

    Source: https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Thousands-without-power-after-storms-rip-through-15521367.php

    Connecticut, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Branford

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    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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