Power crews spent most of the day repairing lines taken down by iced-up trees across the state. As of 3 p.m., CL&P was reporting 3,077 customers without electricity. That was down from a high of nearly 5,000 in the dark around noon.
United Illuminating had also cut into the number of customers without power, down to about 250 from a high of nearly 4,000 earlier in the day.
Fairfield County was the hardest hit by icing Wednesday morning, and the majority of outages were in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Fairfield.
"We have been working closely with state officials to coordinate our efforts since the first of the storms came through yesterday, said Al Roy, CL&P manager of emgergency management.
The company issued a warning to stay clear of any downed or hanging wires, and to report them by calling 911.