Wilton roads are still closed
While Ridgefield Road (Route 33) and Mountain Road are now open, several roads in Wilton still remain closed due to this morning's storm. They are:
Whipstick Road by Pelham Lane
Nod Hill Road by Hillbrook Road
Belden Hill Lane by Graenest Ridge Road.
Police advise motorists from avoiding these areas. Anyone discovering a downed tree or wire is asked to call police at 203-834-6260.
Thirteen members of Wilton CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) have been deployed to help direct traffic.
Eversource crews are working to restore power. As of 1:15, power outages are affecting 476 customers in Wilton.
There are more than 1,200 outages in Ridgefield, 377 in Redding, and 331 in New Canaan.
Eversource reports that winds gusting over 75 miles-per-hour in some locations and torrential rain caused interrupted electric service to more than 89,500 Eversource customers across the state. The company’s line and tree crews have restored power to more than 50,000 since the storm began, the company reported at mid-day. Eversource crews from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as contractors from New York and Pennsylvania, will soon be assisting with the restoration effort, an Eversource press release said.
The company's early focus is on clearing blocked roads, making downed wires safe and restoring the largest areas of outages. Eversource expects to have power restored for a majority of customers by 11:30 Friday night. The company restores outages affecting the largest number of customers first, so outages that affect a smaller number of customers may take longer, as they are oftentimes more labor-intensive.