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[Video] Thousands Without Power in Simsbury After Sandy Grazes Region

Video footage of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Simsbury.

Updated Oct. 31 at 8:00 p.m.: There are now only 722 homes left without power as CL&P crews continue work to repair outages that affected over 4,000 Simsbury residents. Six of Simsbury's seven schools will reopen on Thursday.

Updated Oct. 31 at 10:40 a.m.

Thousands of Simsbury residents were without power this morning after strong winds from Hurricane Sandy grazed the region.

Connecticut Light and Power crews and Simsbury Public Works crews have been working through the night to clear fallen trees and restore power to 4,202 residents. Update: Power has been restored to 2,939 of the affected homes as of 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 31.

View an updated Outages Report here.

Town officials have declared a local emergency following the massive power outages.

Hopmeadow Street is currently closed to traffic between Massaco Street and Drake Hill Bridge Road in downtown Simsbury.

Update: Firetown Road is open according to a reader on the Simsbury Patch Facebook page. Hopmeadow Street remains closed as of 2:55 p.m.

You cand find all Hurricane Sandy coverage here.

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Rodney Brick October 30, 2012 at 03:45 PM
When is power expected back on for Simsbury
Mike Googs October 30, 2012 at 04:58 PM
CL&P does not like Simsbury.
Jeff Brush (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Hi Rodney, I will post and update as soon as I have new information.
Mike Googs October 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM
As of 2:13PM. 2 customers have been restored. great work.
John Campagna October 30, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I love trees, but we need to start cutting down trees that are near powerlines. It is insane that we are going through this two years in a row and tree cutting is still an issue. TRUST ME WE WILL STILL HAVE TREES.
Rosemary Smith October 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM
People need to take a look at trees and note if they are healthy or should be taken down. Don't wait for the tree to fall in the street so the town will take it down.
Elaine November 01, 2012 at 01:04 AM
YEAH! I just got my power back. Outages down to 3% in Simsbury. Thank you CL&P!
mushroom November 01, 2012 at 02:16 AM
power has been out on Ichabod road since Monday night. A very large willow branch destroyed a transformer. The tree debris had been cleared before Tues. morning but Ichabod remains in darkness as of 10PM tonight. There are several seniors in this neighborhood between 84 - 92 year old, without heat, hot food or water, as we have wells for water. No sign of repair or assistance for these shut in seniors.

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