Eversource Expects Power Restoration By 6 A.M. Saturday

Power is still out for around 5,400 homes and businesses across Connecticut and Eversource officials said that they expect to restore power by 6 a.m. Saturday.

Eversource said power will likely be restored to many customers before then, but there could be some scattered outages after 6 a.m. on Saturday.

The storm, known as a bomb cyclone, brought heavy rain and winds gusting to more than 50 miles per hour in some areas throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday.

The damage forced several school closures and delays Thursday as crews began to work to clear streets and get power back on. On Friday, Voluntown schools were

"Bomb Cyclone" Caused Power Outages

Eversource was reporting more than 41,000 power outages (see the full list) and United Illuminating said more than 4,200 were without power (see the full list) as of 4 a.m. Thursday.

By 1 p.m. Friday, Eversource is still dealing with around 5,400 customers without power. The areas still suffering widespread outages include Ellington, Killingly, Somers, South Windsor, Stonington and Vernon.

A bomb cyclone is a rapidly strengthening area of low pressure. In order to be considered a bomb cyclone, pressure has to drop 24mb in 24 hours.

Tricia Modifica, a spokesperson for Eversource, said crews started to restore power as soon as it was safe to do so and they have brought in crews from Michigan, New York, Ohio and Virginia to assist Eversource crews.

The damage is widespread and some of the hardest hit areas are around Enfield and Somers, according to Eversource. Modifica said they have also called in outside crews to help crews in the field.

Eversource said as of mid-day Friiday, they have restored power to 90,000 customers since the storm started. 

Eversource Tweeted that it will provide estimated power restoration times on its outage map when they are available. CHECK HERE.

Customers can also sign up for alerts online here.

You can also quickly register for outage reporting and status updates via text by sending "REG" to 23129.

"Bomb Cyclone" Causes Damage

The storm brought trees down in towns across Connecticut, but eastern parts of the state appeared to be hit the hardest.

Photos of 'Bomb Cyclone'

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