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Power Still Out Throughout Connecticut

Power Still Out Throughout Connecticut
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Snow coming down in Bristol.

Power is out for more than 38,300 households and businesses across Connecticut on Friday.

"There is a very real possibility that if you are currently without power, you may be so overnight," Ledyard Fire Company said. 

Ledyard Police said several hotels in the area were offering special storm dicounts for residents without power. 

There are currently no shelters open but people can call 211 to learn about open shelters.

Eversoure is now reporting that the outages are down to 31,000 and United Illuminating is reporting a little over 220 without power. 

"We have been out there working around the clock," Tricia Modifica from Eversource told NBC Connecticut. "There’s no storm to compare this damage to."

Modifica said the company is expecting estimated time of restoration sometime tonight.

Earlier on Friday, Eversource reported more than 66,000 outages, which was about 5 percent of customers, while United Illuminating reported nearly 5,000 outages and Norwich Public Utilities is reporting several outages as well. 

This map shows Eversources outages from earlier:

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story said that the power damage was comparable to Hurricane Sandy according to the Ledyard Fire Company. The post has since been edited and does not have this information. Eversource told NBC Connecticut News the comparison was not accurate. 

   

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