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Thousands Still Without Power in Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. – The sun is shining and the snow is beginning to melt in Westport, but thousands in town were still without power Monday morning following Saturday's  nor'easter.

As of 9:30 a.m., Connecticut Light & Power reported 2,909 outages in Westport — that's about 23 percent of town. Statewide, CL&P reported about 770,000 outages Monday morning, which was more than the peak number following Hurricane Irene.

"This will not be a 'quick fix ' — this may take more than a week to restore all of our customers. There are reports of trees down practically everywhere," said CL&P President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Butler in statement on the company's website. "To help with damage assessments, we're using two helicopters. Our other priorities [Monday] are handling emergency situations and working in partnership with the towns to clear the blocked roads."

Butler added that crews will work around the clock until restoration efforts are complete.

To report outages or check the status of an outage, call 800-286-2000. You can also get updates on outages by texting "outage" and your zip code to 24612 (texting fees may apply).

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