Thousands left without power after Sunday storm, police urging residents to stay indoors

UPDATE 10:55 P.M. — The Greenwich Police Department is urging residents to stay off the roads tonight as repairs are made in the wake of the violent thunderstorm that whipped through Greenwich Sunday evening.

Using the reverse 911 system, Capt. Mark Kordick informed residents that the heavy rains and winds left trees, broken limbs and downed wires throughout town, leaving 65 roads fully or partially blocked. As of 10:55 p.m., Connecticut Light & Power had 1,703 customers without power in town, which is equal to 6% off all of its Greenwich customers. The utility has crews in town doing repairs but it is believed that some customers will be without power for the rest of the night and into the morning. The town is telling residents to be prepared to be without power through the night.

 

Capt. Kordick urged residents to take caution and stay off the roads so CL&P and town work crews can better do their job and emergency vehicles will be able to pass more effectively . Additionally residents are urged to stay away from downed power lines if they see them and to call 911 for any emergencies like a downed power line or the smell of gas.

Additionally, Metro North has been heavily impacted by the storm. The New Haven line is closed between Stamford and Harrison and there are additional delays because of storm damage in Cos Cob and Old Greenwich. Interstate 95 also had delays because of debris between Exits 3 and 2 southbound forcing lanes to be closed, but that has since been cleared.

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