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More Than 7,500 Lose Power In Ridgefield

One of two Connecticut Light & Power trucks that stationed in Ridgefield earlier Monday.
One of two Connecticut Light & Power trucks that stationed in Ridgefield earlier Monday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m. RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — More than 7,500 customers have lost power in Ridgefield, Connecticut Light & Power is reporting.

Residents who loss power may be in the dark "for an extended period of time," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a press conference on Monday evening.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Connecticut Light & Power is reporting over 1,600 customers in Ridgefield without power mid-afternoon Monday thanks to Hurricane Sandy.

“There is no doubt that there are going to be widespread power outages,” said First Selectman Rudy Marconi in a news conference Monday afternoon. As of 4:30 p.m. the power company is reporting 10 percent or 1,143 customers without power.

Marconi said that it is critical that anyone who has a power outage calls Connecticut Light & Power at 1-800-286-2000. He said that it is extremely important that residents do not call 911 about power outages so as to keep that line open for emergencies.

Power restorations won’t take place if the wind exceeds over 40 miles an hour. Marconi said that the most likely scenario would be that power crews and tree crews won’t begin restorations until after the storm has passed.

Has your power gone out? Let The Daily Voice know and tell us how long it takes for your power to return.  Keep checking back with us for up to date information about Hurricane Sandy.

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