Eversource crews respond to scattered outages due to wind

Eversource crews respond to scattered outages due to wind


Eversource crews responded to numerous small power outages after high winds swept through the state on Saturday.

Al Lara, a spokesperson for Eversource, said the Meriden area fared better than most of the state, with as many as 26 towns simultaneously reporting outages. Most of the incidents cut power to a small number of customers, usually in the single digits, he said.

Meriden itself had intermittent outages involving a handful of customers, according to Eversource.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said wind gusts reached as high as 44 miles per hour early Saturday before winds calmed after around 9:30 a.m.

Lara said the wind slowed enough to reduce the danger to wires at approximately 11 a.m., allowing crews to work their way through the calls.

Meriden police had to divert traffic on Broad Street around lines lowered by a fallen tree.

A Southington officer also reportedly responded to low hanging wires over West Street.

The Meriden fire department reportedly responded to a tree falling on a home on Franklin Street shortly before 10 a.m., however further details were not available.

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