Power Out for 1,700 as Wind Picks Up, Temperatures Drop

Wind advisories are in place for parts of the state today due to strong winds up to 45 miles per hour and trees are down in several towns and there are more than 1,700 power outages. 

In Lisbon, a carport came detached and hit a house. 

A tree came down in the front yard of a home on Mountain Road in West Hartford around 10:30 a.m. and brought down branches from another tree and wires that were connected to a house. 

Colburn Road in Stafford was closed after a tree fell on wires around 7 a.m., knocking out power, and there were delays on Metro-North because of a fallen tree in New Canaan.

In Griswold, a tree limb came down on power lines. 

In all, Eversource is reporting 1,738 power outages across its coverage area. 

Kim Sibley, of Stafford, has a wood stove and a generator but gets more frustrated with every tree that falls. 

"Oh, it's terrible. Every couple of days we're losing power here. It's been probably four times in the last couple of weeks," she said. "I think they need to cut some more trees down. I mean, all the rain we just had, it is saturating old trees like that one there. That a windy day like we're expecting here, it's going to be horrible."   

Service is back to normal on Metro-North.

The wind advisory and power outages come as temperatures tumble today, with wind chills that feel like the teens or single digits later today. 

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