WILTON — A storm in its early stages has already caused 36,285 power outages across Connecticut, with 320 outages reported in Wilton as of 3 p.m.

With strong winds, the National Weather Service is forecasting widespread power outages running through Monday night.

Sustained winds of 40 mph and gusts up to 60 mph are expected. Peak gusts are expected between 1 to 4 p.m.

Strongest winds are expected along the shoreline, especially in southeast Connecticut.

Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Report any outage online or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.

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