Power was mostly restored as CT’s first snowfall turned to light rain

A slushy mix of rain and snow fell overnight in parts of Connecticut in the first winter storm of the season.

Eversource, the state’s largest electric utility, reported just over 600 outages across Connecticut around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. This included about 226 customers without power in Watertown. Several other Litchfield County towns reported dozens of outages, including Morris, Litchfield and Cornwall.

Power was mostly restored in those cities by 9 a.m. when Eversource reported a total of 191 outages. According to Eversource’s outage tracker, outages varied from 220 at 7 a.m. to 283 at 8:15 a.m.

“We have scattered outages in Litchfield County this morning primarily due to a combination of trees and wet snow that fell last night,” Mitch Gross, a spokesman for Eversource, said early Thursday morning. “Our crews have been working overnight and will remain on the job until the remaining customers are rehired.”

The state Department of Transportation also reported two accidents Thursday morning. At 6:05 a.m., an accident between exits 88 and 89 on Interstate 95 North in Groton closed the left lane. About half an hour later, a two-vehicle collision between exits 24 and 25 on Interstate 95 North in Wethersfield closed the right two lanes.

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