High winds cause some outages across Connecticut

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — High winds are being blamed for scattered power outages across Connecticut.

By mid-afternoon on Friday, Eversource reported more than 2,000 of its 1.26 million customers had no electricity. Eversource is the state’s largest electricity distributor.

The United Illuminating Co. in southwestern Connecticut is reporting only two outages affecting 15 customers.

The National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts has issued a wind advisory for all of southern New England until 1 a.m. on Saturday. A wind advisory means there sustained winds of 31-to-39 mph are expected, with gusts between 46-to-57 mph.

A peak gust of 50 mph was reported at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

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