Downed trees and wires cause delays, 170 power outages

Following this afternoon's storm, the town has been working to address the numerous downed trees and wires in the area, according to the Wilton Police Department.

Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), the Department of Public Works and State Department of Transportation have been working to clear roads and restore power as soon as possible, said police.

As of 7 p.m., said the police, the following street have been affected:

  • Old Boston Road and the area of Seir Hill.
  • Grumman Hill Road and Washington Post Drive.
  • Multiple spots on Range Road.
  • Multiple spots on Ridgefield Road.
  • Kent Road at Bob White.
  • Kent Road at Old Belden Hill.

Update: 6 a.m. — Wilton police: Old Boston Road at Seir Hill Road is closed due to downed trees. All other roads have been cleared.

Power outages

As of 8:20 p.m., 168 CL&P customers are without power in Wilton.

Update: 9:05 p.m. — There are 170 CL&P customers without power in Wilton.

Update: 9:42 p.m. — CL&P tweeted that Wilton's estimated time for power restoration is 11:30 p.m.

Update: 10:42 p.m. — There are 153 CL&P customers in Wilton without power. Click here to view CL&P's power outage map.

Metro-North

Due to downed trees in the Wilton area, Metro-North began reporting Danbury Branch service delays around 6 p.m., and substitute bus service was provided for the 7:10 p.m. train from Danbury to South Norwalk. At 7:56 p.m., Metro-North tweeted that the Danbury Branch was experiencing service delays of up to 40 minutes.

At 8:31 p.m., Metro-North tweeted that service was "operating on or close to schedule."