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More than 2,000 power outages were reported at times on Friday due to the gusty winds bringing down trees and utility lines.
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In Washington, Connecticut, a section of Route 109 was closed Wednesday morning due to a tree down on utility wires.
Eversource plans to clear hundreds of trees growing near the company’s utility poles by the scenic Cross Highway in Redding to reduce power outages.
Power outages were reported by Eversource and United Illuminating after a storm brought lightning and strong winds blew tree limbs down.
In hopes of avoiding power outages, Eversource is planning tree removal in Clinton, Guilford, Middletown, Naugatuck, Newtown,?West Hartford, and more towns.
MOUNT VERNON -- It's the question many Knox County residents want answers to Wednesday, as a heat wave moves in and thousands remain without electricity following Monday night's storm:
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.