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Power Restored After Winds Gust Over 50 mph

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A light pole came crashing down onto a car in the parking lot at Westfarms mall in West Hartford during a line of strong storms on Tuesday.

Power has been restored to most Connecticut residents on Wednesday morning after heavy rains on Tuesday.

Winds gusted over 50 miles per hour on Tuesday afternoon, bringing down tree limbs.

Eversource was reporting 23,062 power outages on Tuesday afternoon, including more than 2,557 in Brooklyn, 4,219 in Killingly, more than 1,734 in Lisbon, more than 2,007 in Waterford, more than 1,000 in Thomaston and scattered outages in other communities the utility company serves. 

By the evening, Eversource said more than 5,000 people were still without power, while United Illuminating had more than 650.

 

By 7 a.m., power is back for all United Illuminating customers and all but 72 Eversource customers.

Wind gusts could surpass 50 mph this afternoon, especially in higher terrain.

Bridgeport gusted to 51 miles per hour on Tuesday, while Bradley International Airport had wind gusts to 49 mph earlier this afternoon.

Today will feature a blend of clouds and sunshine with highs in the 40s and Thursday should be the pick of the rest of the week, with sunny skies and highs in the 30s.

Rain and snow showers are possible Friday night and Saturday, but no major weather events are expected this weekend. Highs will be in the 40s.

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