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Westport's Power Restoration Pushed Back

WESTPORT, Conn. – It was first Friday by 6 p.m . But now, Connecticut Light & Power is estimating Westport will reach 99 percent power restoration by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, a full week after the historic autumn nor’easter blew into town.

As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, CL&P reported 1,398 outages in Westport, or 11 percent of town. That number is down slightly from the 1,474 outages reported Tuesday afternoon.

“CL&P continues to make slow restoration progress in Westport, getting about 1,000 customers back since Monday night,” First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said in a Code Red emergency telephone message sent Tuesday evening.

Joseloff also reported that three CL&P crews were working in town Tuesday. Additional crews would be added as they became available, he said.

For those still without power, Miller Driscoll School in Wilton, located at 217 Wolfpit Road, is open to Westport residents as a shelter. The Westport Public Library and Senior Center are open during the day as warming and charging stations for the public. The Westport Weston Family Y has also opened its doors and shower facilities to the community since the storm.

Resident can also stop by any of Westport’s fire stations to fill up on water but must bring their own containers.

“We appreciate your understanding, and we are doing the best we can,” Joseloff said.

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