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Most Power Restored, Roads Cleared After Ridgefield's Storm Cleanup

A downed tree blocks the road on Prospect Street in Ridgefield.
A downed tree blocks the road on Prospect Street in Ridgefield. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

REDDING and RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- After a night of work, power has been restored Thursday morning to most of the customers in Redding and Ridgefield who had been left in the dark after Tuesday's violent thunderstorm.

According to Eversource, these are the power outages as of 9:45 a.m. Thursday:

  • Redding: 87 customers or 2 percent of the town, down from a high of nearly 2,000.
  • Ridgefield: 111 customers or 1 percent of the town, down from a high of over 5,000.

A post at the Town of Redding's Facebook page said all power should be restored by midday. Any residents still without power should call Eversource to make sure they are on the list for repairs.

"Even if you have already called call again: 800-286-2000," the post said.

All roads in Redding were open as of late Wednesday night, including the Route 58, a major route through town.

Redding also reminded resident that if they have not registered their cellphones to receive alerts - to please do so. A link to register can be found at www.reddingpolice-ct.us .

At a meeting Wednesday of the Board of Selectmen in Ridgefield, First Selectman Rudy Marconi praised the response from Eversource in restoring power, according to the Ridgefield Press .

He also estimated that the storm, which had a greater impact on Ridgefield and Redding than on neighboring towns, brought in winds of 80 mph, with of of 90 to 95 mph, the Press.

Marconi also said the storm cleanup costs In Ridgefield "could be in that $250,000 range," the Press said.

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