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Thousands without power during strong coastal storm

Editor’s note: This is a breaking story and numbers are rapidly changing VERNON — Thousands of Eversource and United Illuminating customers were wit...
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Editor’s note: This is a breaking story and numbers are rapidly changing

VERNON — Thousands of Eversource and United Illuminating customers were without power Wednesday night as a strong storm brought heavy rain and high winds to the northeast.

At 11:40 p.m., Eversource reported 23,955 Connecticut customers without power. The most impact in Vernon (4,148 customers), Manchester (1,895), Somers (1,512) and Ellington (1,483).

At 11:40 p.m. United Illuminating reported 5,539 customers without power, affecting 1.7 percent of the company’s service area. The highest impact was in East Haven, where 1,694 customers (or 12.7 percent) of the town was in the dark.