The clean up continues after the Friday nor’easter that ripped through Connecticut, dumping inches of rain and snow, blowing down trees and knocking out power to more than 40,000 homes and businesses across the state. As night fell Saturday, more than 25,000 outages remained.
Earlier in the day, 6,122 Eversource customers in Greenwich were without power, or 22 percent of the town. In Stamford, the 1,994 customers were without power or 3 percent of the city; New Canaan, 1,923 customers or 23 percent of the town; and in Darien, 790 customers or 10 percent of the town was without power.
One person was killed Friday on the Merritt Parkway southbound in Stamford when a tree fell on the car they were riding in, and a person in New Canaan had to be pulled from a pickup truck when a tree fell on the vehicle, reports the New Canaan Advertiser.
In Stamford, the strong winds blew the roof off of a four-story apartment building on Myrtle Avenue, but no injuries were reported, writes the Stamford Advocate.
The following statement about the storm is from the Darien Police Department:
The Town of Darien has sustained significant storm damage over the past 24 hours. There are several locations in which downed trees have severed power lines and caused property damage. Currently the Police Department and Public Works Department are working closely with Eversource in an attempt to restore power to the area beginning with high priority locations first. As of 9:30 am today, Eversource is reporting approximately 790 residents are without power in Darien.
Currently our communications center is inundated with both emergency and routine calls. Please do not call the police department to inquire about outages. To report outages or inquire about restoration times, Eversource can be contacted at 1-800-286-2000 or 1-860-947-2000. Residents can also report an outage on the Eversource website as well.
Several secondary roadways are completely impassable and non-essential travel is not recommended. All downed power lines are to be considered energized. Pedestrians should keep clear of downed trees as hidden powerlines may be involved or attached. If a location is taped off or barricaded, there is a danger ahead. Stay clear of the area. Below is a confirmed list of road closures or blockages that may or may not involve downed powerlines. Please avoid these areas:
· Fairfield Avenue.
· Old Farm Rd.
· Long Neck Point Rd.
· Pear Tree Point Rd.
· Raymond St.
· Brushy Hill Rd.
· Edmond St.
· Driftway Lane.
· Raiders Lane.
· Old Oak Ln.
· Hancock Ln.
· Parsons Walk
Thank you for your cooperation.
We are working as quickly and safely as we can to restore power as this storm continues through the night. Crews are working around-the-clock. Please report outages by calling 1-800-286-2000 or by visiting https://t.co/4Hyo1NNTeE. We appreciate your patience! https://t.co/UqOy73qHZc— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) March 3, 2018
Many of our roads are blocked. Assume that all power lines are energized and dangerous. Stay home if you can. https://t.co/ODxdFYWcmt— New Canaan Fire Dept (@NCFDCT) March 3, 2018
Road closures due to either wires or trees from the storm: Fifth St from Morgan to Strawberry Hill / Palmers Hill from Westover to Starin / 119 Research Dr north of Glenbrook / 66 Woodland Place in front of cemetery @StamfordCT— Stamford Police (@StamfordPolice) March 3, 2018
“Brookdale Rd is closed at High Ridge Rd. due to a downed tree. #StamfordCt.”— Stamford Police (@StamfordPolice) March 3, 2018Storm aftermath… Eversource is reporting 6760 outages in Greenwich, or 24% of the town, as of 6:30am 3/3/18.— Cos Cob Fire Police (@Ccfpp) March 3, 2018 Thanks to our partners in Stamford volunteer Fire Depts, @StamfordPolice, @StamfordEMS @CityofStamford Operations @EversourceCT for their support, expertise, & cooperation in safely handling numerous requests for service.— Stamford Fire (@SFDPIO) March 3, 2018
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