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Nearly 1,000 Homes Without Power (UPDATE)

Wind and rain have knocked out power to nearly 1,000 people as of 5:32 a.m. Thursday. Down to 787 by 3 p.m.

The warm wind-driven storm knocked out power to nearly 50,000 state residents, said CL&P, and nearly 1,000 of them are in Danbury.

Tree limbs are on the roads and the winds are driving debris around, making driving dangerous.

UPDATE: 9:22 a.m.

CL&P is reporting 1,172 homes without power in Danbury, roughly 3 percent of the city.

This question came from richardallen203@aol.com, who said, "hello mark hope all is well..I understand Aqua Vista is without power..is all of great plain rd without power as well?..and do U know how long without power?..richard

Hi Richard, I don't know the answer yet.

I was with Emergency Management Director Paul Estefan this morning, and he was working simultaneously on getting an electrical company out to West Wooster Street, where power was knocked out to an emergency beacon at Danbury Municipal Airport, he was working on restoring power to White Street in the area of Lee Hartell Drive and he was looking into a utility poll that was leaning and had closed Karen Road on the hill below Stadley Rough Elementary School. I'll call him about Aqua Vista and Great Plain.

I called Paul after getting your note and he's calling CL&P again (for the fifth time this morning,) to find out what the status and restoration efforts are around the city. Thanks for the question, and I hope you are thriving.

UPDATE: 9:52 a.m.

CL&P reports 967 homes in Danbury without power.

Emergency Management Director is waiting for an electric company to respond to the emergency repair of the beacon at Danbury Airport. He said CL&P is figuring out the extent of the damage by sending workers throughout the town.

"CL&P has people driving around the city investigating the outages," Estefan said. A crew is working at the leaning pole on Karen Road, he said, and that should be replaced with a new pole today.

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

CL&P is reporting 787 homes without power as of 3 p.m.

Power was restored after trees hit a pole on Flirtation Drive. Both the pole and the wires had to be reset, Estefan said.

A tree knocked down a pole and wires in Snug Harbor, residents there said, and CL&P must now cut the power to the downed lines, remove the tree from the lines, install a pole and replace the wires.

"They need to reset those wires," Estefan said.

FriendlyCritic January 31, 2013 at 01:14 PM
So our top story today consists of two sentences and a horribly executed screen grab? Patch, please give the largest city in the region a competent editor instead of this fool. What a joke.
Carrie Marie January 31, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Thanks for the 'heads up' on road conditions. I was reminded to be alert on my way into work.
Dave Bonan January 31, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Pole not Poll.
bart February 01, 2013 at 02:59 PM
That pole has been like that for months. This is N.U. new policy wait till a storm comes this way they get money for storm restoration. N. U. management just plain sucks.

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