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Power Out for Thousands, Schools Dismissing Early as Winds Bring Down Ice-Covered Trees

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Power is out for thousands Friday and some schools are dismissing early as strong winds bring down trees, including trees that are covered in ice after storms. See the full school closings list here.

Eversource was reporting more than 9,000 power outages at one point. The number was around 4,200 as of 3:45 p.m.

A wind advisory has been issued for northern Connecticut and wind gusts will be up to 40 miles per hour.

The number of outages has been going up since around 9 a.m.

Photos: Wind Topples Trees in Parts of Connecticut

Most outages are in Tolland, Mansfield, New Hartford, Glastonbury, Stamford and Coventry.

Power outages are causing issues for schools in Coventry. The middle and high school complex is dismissing students at 11 a.m. because of power issues.

The weather is impacting Bolton schools.

Because of high winds and ice on wires and trees, Bolton High School will dismiss at noon and Bolton Center School will dismiss at 1:10 p.m.

Schools in Columbia are dismissing early because trees and wires are down, making some roads impassable. Horace Porter School will close at 12:45 p.m. Columbia high school students will be picked up at their high schools at 11:30 a.m.

Tolland Alert reported that the Tolland Fire Department is responding to several calls reporting trees and wires coming down because of high winds and ice on the trees.

Tonight will be fair, but it will be cold.

Low temperatures will be in the 8 to 18-degree range, but feel like 0 with the breeze.

We will have scattered flurries Saturday and it will be cold, with a high temperature of 26

Rain or snow shower move in Sunday and it will be milder, in the 40s.

A snowstorm is possible Monday night into Tuesday and Tuesday night.

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