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Sandy Knocks Out Power To 80 Percent Of Wilton As Of Tues AM

WILTON, Conn. - Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to 80 percent of Wilton customers as of Tuesday morning, according to Connecticut Light and Power reports.

An estimated 5,875 out of 7,320 customers in Wilton were without power 7 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear when customers can expect power to return and C L and P has no issued at statement at this time.

The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy to a post-tropical cyclone, but the storm is still producing sustained winds up to 65 mph according to the NWS 5 a.m. update. A wind advisory is still in effect for Fairfield County until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Weather officials said the brunt of the storm hit the area Monday night, but additional power outages could occur throughout Tuesday. Nearly 620,000 customers lost power across Connecticut during Hurricane Sandy, according to C L and P and United illuminating Company reports.

Danbury: 21,433 (60%) Darien: 7,146 (91%) Easton: 2,894 (100%) Fairfield: 21,374 (97%) Greenwich: 22,788 (81%) New Canaan: 5,654 (67%) Norwalk: 17,910 (60%) Redding: 3,837 (98%) Ridgefield: 10,677 (100%) Stamford: 34,277 (61%) Weston: 3,792 (99%) Westport: 10,287 (83%) Wilton: 5,871 (80%)

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