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Outages: 662 Eversource Customers Without Power in Bethel

Bethel Advocate was on the scene at Route 302 and Route 58 in Bethel, Connecticut after a tree limb fell on top of a car in a resident’s driveway and knocked down electrical wiring into the road.

 

Report by Paula Antolini
May 16, 2016 6:10PM EDT

 

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Tree limb down on top of car in driveway on Route 302 in Bethel, CT.

 

Outages: 662 Eversource Customers Without Power in Bethel

Bethel Advocate was on the scene at Route 302 and Route 58 in Bethel, Connecticut after a tree limb fell on top of a car in a resident’s driveway and knocked down electrical wiring into the road.  Traffic is at a crawl in the area and the surrounding area is without power.  We also saw some smaller debris from trees on Judd Avenue that was quickly moved by Bethel Police.

Bethel Police have the situation under control and are directing traffic due to the downed wires which also knocked out all traffic lights at that busy intersection.

Eversource reports a total of 662 customers affected of 8515 served in Bethel, with outages from wind or storms causing damage in the area.  See map and outage report below:

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Earlier Outage Report (below) said 1729 customers were affected.  Now it is 662.

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CLICK HERE FOR LATEST OUTAGE REPORT.

 

Total Eversource Customers Served in CT:  1,258,596

Total Eversource Customer Outages in CT:  4,078

 

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Tree limb and wires down on Route 302.  Traffic can be seen on Route 302 in the photo above, as it crawls towards an intersection where traffic lights are not working.

 

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Above: Debris from tree limbs falling on Judd Avenue at the school entrance.

 

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Tree limb and wires down on Route 302.

 

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