Strong winds trigger scattered power outages, but Greenwich and Norwalk fully restored by sunset

Winds are whipping across southwestern Connecticut.

And that’s causing some tree branches to fall onto power lines.

The result: a number of scattered outages across the region and the state.

At around 4 p.m., Connecticut Light and Power was reporting more than 400 without power including Greenwich (207) and  Norwalk (109). But an hour later, at 5 p.m., Norwalk customers had been fully restored while 653 were reported powerless – 2 percent of the town – in Greenwich, according to the CL&P website. But by 6, as the sun was setting, Greenwich customers were fully restored, while fewer than 40 were without power in four towns in central and southeastern Connecticut. By 7 p.m., only 32 customers in East Hampton, on the east bank of the Connecticut River, were left in the dark.

United Illuminating in the greater Bridgeport and New Haven areas was reporting just a handful of outages.

The National Weather Service reports that winds are coming from the southwest and are gusting to 28 mph.

The winds are caused by a cold front entering the region. Winds will continue tonight between 9 to 13 MPH.

Sunday will mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 8 to 11 MPH.

Jim Shay