Hundreds still without power

Update: Wednesday, 8 a.m.: Wilton's power outages are down to 730 CL&P customers, down from as many as 1,500 at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. The utility reports as many as 18,217 customers still without power this morning across its coverage area.

According to CL&P, southwest Connecticut, and Fairfield County in particular, were hardest hit by Tuesday's storm. The utility reports it has more than 1,000 people working, including more than 200 line crews, to restore power.

Metro-North reports good service on the Danbury branch and New Haven lines.

The National Weather Service reports today will be partly sunny, than gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. The rest of the week through Saturday looks to be very pleasant with daytime temperatures in the low 70s, and mostly clear skies.

Update: 8:30 p.m.: Wilton police report Ridgefield Road between Belden Hill Road and Drum Hill Road is closed due to a large tree coming down and taking electrical wires with it.

According to CL&P's outage report, there are 1,361 Wilton customers without power, more than any other town in the state except for Westport, which has 2,054 outages.

Update: 6:15 p.m.: The Danbury branch line is reporting 10- to 15-minute delays due to an earlier downed tree.

CL&P reports 656 customers without power in Wilton, 8% of its customer base in town. The utility has a total of 12,355 customers in the dark. That is less than 1% of its total customer base.

Update: 4:15 p.m.: Rains and high winds have been taking their toll as the inclement weather continues throughout the day.

In Wilton, a tree has reportedly fallen on a Brookside Place house, taking wires with it.

Another tree has fallen on McFadden Drive in South Wilton, closing the road.

CL&P reports it is prepared for today's high winds, with "all available resources" at the ready. According to a pre-recorded message issued at 2:30 today, a spokesman for the utility said once the storm has passed crews will respond first to 9-1-1 emergencies and then to clearing electrical hazards.

Crews will then assess storm damage, first restoring critical facilities and then lines with large numbers of customers. Then, the utility will turn to restoring individual customers.

CL&P reported only one outage as of 4:15.

Metro-North reports "good service" so far on the Danbury branch line.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Fairfield County, in effect from noon today to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Winds will be from the south at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Downed limbs and power wires with scattered power outages are possible. Property owners should bring in any loose objects outside.

In addition, heavy rainfall with isolated flash flooding, local severe storms with damaging wind gusts and possibly an isolated tornado, and minor coastal flooding are all possible. The time of greatest impact looks to be from late this afternoon into the early morning hours Wednesday, the weather service said.

CL&P reports no outages in Wilton at this time.