More than 470,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers are currently without power in the state, as of 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to CL&P's outage maps
Nearly every town in the state saw outages in some capacity, with the bulk of the power issues being seen in several . Pockets of the state in the Quiet Corner and the Litchfield Hills are also in the dark.
Outages: Tuesday, Oct. 30
In Bethlehem, power outages decreased overnight, from 100 percent of customers without power to 61 percent, or 1,139 homes.
In Middlebury, outages increased overnight, from 22 percent to 35 percent, or 1,202 homes.
In Woodbury, wires down on Main Street North on Monday night caused a spike in outages and 98 percent of the town was without power. Tuesday morning, the numbers are down to 50 percent without power, or 2,586 homes.
First Selectman Gerald Stomski is set to meet with emergency operation officials this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 30, and make a decision whether to open the town's emergency shelter.
Pomperaug High School is open as a regional shelter.
Connecticut's Total Outages
In total, about 38 percent of the state is without electricity, due to high winds and heavy rainfall from Sandy.
CL&P Spokesman Mitch Gross said that, despite the high winds, crews were out working on emergency restoration efforts Monday night.
Some workers were pulled off the lines in certain areas of the state, such as parts of Litchfield County, due to higher winds, Gross said.
In a message sent out to CL&P customers, the company reinforced that, if the power does go out, it may not return for an extended period of time.
If you experience an outage, please call 800-286-2000 or go to www.cl-p.com (via PC or mobile device) to report it.
“It's important that you report an outage even if you think your neighbors may have already reported it,” the message read. “The more information we have, the better we are able to improve our assessment of damage and make repairs.”