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10,000 In Westport Without Power After Hurricane Sandy Tues AM

Hurricane Sandy blew trees down throughout Westport.
Hurricane Sandy blew trees down throughout Westport. Photo Credit: Johanna Rossi

WESTPORT, Conn. - Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for 83 percent of Westport as of Tuesday morning, according to Connecticut Light and Power reports.

An estimated 10,256 out of 12,351 customers in Westport were without power 7 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear when customers can expect power to return and C L and P has no issued at statement at this time.

The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy to a post-tropical cyclone, but the storm is still producing sustained winds up to 65 mph according to the NWS 5 a.m. update. A wind advisory is still in effect for Fairfield County until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Weather officials said the brunt of the storm hit the area Monday night, but additional power outages could occur throughout Tuesday. Nearly 620,000 customers lost power across Connecticut during Hurricane Sandy, according to C L and P and United illuminating Company reports.

Danbury: 21,433 (60%) Darien: 7,146 (91%) Easton: 2,894 (100%) Fairfield: 21,374 (97%) Greenwich: 22,788 (81%) New Canaan: 5,654 (67%) Norwalk: 17,910 (60%) Redding: 3,837 (98%) Ridgefield: 10,677 (100%) Stamford: 34,277 (61%) Weston: 3,792 (99%) Westport: 10,287 (83%) Wilton: 5,871 (80%)

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