Power restored after snowstorm in CT

A department of public works truck plows snow along James Farm Rd., in Stratford, Conn. Feb. 1, 2021.

A major snowstorm hit Connecticut and the entire region this week, bringing snow-covered streets, slick roads and gusty winds.

As winds picked up later in the day Monday, there were outages reported across the state.

By Wednesday morning, all storm-related outages had been resolved.

Eversource’s reported customer outages fluctuated Monday night, jumping up to 1,392 around 4:45 p.m., then dropping to 273 around 7 p.m. before shooting up to 2,242 a little after 8 p.m.

By early Tuesday morning, Eversource reported 880 customers still without power, including 479 customers in Marlborough.

Around 12:30 p.m., Eversource reported 802 still without utilities. Among those outages are 321 in Farmington and 281 in Voluntown.

It’s unclear when the Eversource outages were resolved, but the utility company early Tuesday afternoon had restoration times varying from around 1 p.m. to around 3 p.m. Tuesday for some customers.

Eversource said in a statement Sunday that line and tree crews had been prepositioned across the state ahead of the storm to respond to any potential damage or outages. Out-of-state crews were also brought in to help.

“We are assessing damage and your restoration time will be provided as soon as additional information is available,” the Eversource outage map indicates for each outage across Connecticut.

In the early afternoon Monday, United Illuminating reported 1,750 customer outages, which dropped to 202 by 4:45 p.m. and 33 by 8 p.m. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, UI only reported two customers outages in Woodbridge.

Connecticut Media Group