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Large Power Outage Reported In Weston Due To Fallen Tree, Wires

The tree that fell across Newtown Turnpike also took out power lines and utility poles.
The tree that fell across Newtown Turnpike also took out power lines and utility poles. Photo Credit: Weston Volunteer Fire Department

WESTON, Conn. — Eversource is reporting a large power outage in Weston due to a fallen tree on Newtown Turnpike/Route 53.

As of 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 186 customers were without electricity in Weston, Eversource said.

Newtown Turnpike/Route 53 remains closed to all traffic until at least 9 p.m. Tuesday due to the fallen tree, according to the Weston Volunteer Fire Department.

The closure is from Godfrey Road to Valley Forge Road, according to the WVFD. A tree fell completely across Newtown Turnpike and heavily damaged four utility poles, the WVFD said.

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