Nor'easter: Here's How Many Are Now Without Power In CT, Communities Most Affected

Although the snow and rain from a powerful Nor'easter have already fallen, thousands in Connecticut are still without electricity on Wednesday, March 15 as strong wind gusts continue to batter the region. 

Eversource crews work to restore power to residents in Connecticut.
Eversource crews work to restore power to residents in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Eversource

The late-winter storm, which arrived on Monday evening, March 13, and continued throughout the entirety of Tuesday, March 14, brought a unique mix of precipitation, with higher elevated inland areas receiving several inches of snow while lower elevations were limited to rain.  

Along with the mixed bag of precipitation, the storm also brought high wind gusts, which downed trees and power lines and will likely continue through Wednesday afternoon. 

Thanks to the wind, snow, and rain, thousands of households in the state are still left without power, with Eversource reporting over 1,300 outages on Wednesday as of around 10:15 a.m. 

United Illuminating reported no outages among its customers. 

Communities most affected by the power outages include: 

  • Canaan, with 107 outages;
  • Cornwall, with 220 outages;
  • Goshen, with 157 outages;
  • Norfolk, with 298 outages;
  • Sharon, with 153 outages.

All of these municipalities are located in Litchfield County, which received the brunt of the storm's impact. 

Eversource officials said that crews from Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas are helping to restore electricity to residents, and had helped restore power to more than 12,800 customers on Tuesday as of 4 p.m.

"We are committed to staying on the job until all of our customers affected by this storm have their power back," said Eversource President of Connecticut Electric Operations Steve Sullivan, who called the Nor'easter "complex." 

Eversource customers can report outages by calling 800-286-2000. 

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