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[Update] Power Outages Reported in Simsbury as Sandy Gains Strength

CL&P is reporting power outages in Simsbury and the surrounding towns as Hurricane Sandy gains strength off the coast of New Jersey.

[Updated] October 30 at 1:00 p.m.: Latest outage report is 4,202 here in Simsbury.

[Updated] October 30 at 8:00 a.m.: Latest outage report is 4,190 here in Simsbury.

[Updated] October 29 at 9:00 p.m.: Latest outage report is 4,168 in Simsbury.

[Updated] October 29 at 8:15 p.m.: CL&P is now reporting 3,380 outages in Simsbury. According to a few of our Facebook readers, there have been a few transformer explosions in the downtown area.

[Updated] October 29 at 7:25 p.m.

CL&P is reporting 352,981 outages in Conn.:

  • Simsbury- 400
  • Avon- 839
  • Farmington-895
  • Canton- 490
  • Granby-263

Hurricane Sandy has all the potential to be a historic storm that devastates a significant portion of the northeast, and even before the storm has gotten near we are already seeing signs of its strength.

Connecticut Light and Power began reporting power outages across the state as high winds from Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane, hit early Monday afternoon. As many as 61,936 homes were without power at 3 p.m., according to the CL&P Outage Map.

At 3 p.m. the CL&P Outage Map reported 223 affected customers in Simsbury–only two percent of the 10,121 customers served by the utilities company.

There was only one customer reporting an outage in Avon at 3 p.m. and just 18 in Canton. Granby is reporting 336 outages or 1 percent of CL&P's 6,030 Granby customers.

West Hartford was reporting only 66 outages at 3 p.m.

Simsbury town officials announced on Monday that CL&P agreed to provide an embedded line crew to support public works personnel.

For up to date information on Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Simsbury check back frequently on the Simsbury Information Center.

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Janice Kern October 29, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Are they opening up a shelter again this year? We still have power (knock on wood) but we haven't gotten any phone calls or anything about this
Jeff Brush (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Hi Janice! The town won't open any shelters until the storm passes. They will assess the situation when its safe for people to travel. Keep checking on our Information Center and we'll post it as soon as we find out: http://patch.com/A-zcll
John Thompson October 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Jeff: is Mary Glassman out of the country?
Robert Kalechman October 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Mary Glassman is out of the country and Tom Cook is in charge as of the press releases of last week this was all over the radio and press .the democratic party of Simsbury was to busy setting up on Saturday their political candidates signs on town own property and having a rally on town land which my tax dollars support in my opinion this is wrong and each town department is in fear of lossing their jobs if they say a word or do anything to stop it. It is my opinion that On Sunday the Simsbury democratic candidate for the State House went off to Waterbury for Bill Clinton the champion of women so he claims democratic party rally at the Warner were Bill Clinton started his attack on Linda McMahon a real lady a republican candidate for the United State Senate and did a number on Andy Roraback they republican candidate for congress
Jeff Brush (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Hi John, I'm pretty sure Mary Glassman is out of town but I have no information on her whereabouts. I'll see if I can find out more tomorrow.
Sandy Terrell October 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Robert needs to learn how to type a complete sentence. These run-on sentences sound more like ranting and raving than productive commentary.
John Thompson October 30, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Thank you Jeff. I would be interested to know. And I certainly think such information is newsworthy.
Janice Kern October 30, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Robert, the Republican Town Committee have had a few events as well that my tax dollars went to. I'm laughing my a$$ off about you calling Linda McMahon a real lady, finally someone is attacking her for a change...have you seen this woman's commercials?
Janice Kern October 30, 2012 at 01:05 AM
And...what about those stupid people who set up at the post office every few weeks putting Obama with a Hitler mustache...not only is that on town property but it is very offensive. I went to the Rally in the Valley and really doubt it cost any money to hold

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