UPDATE 10:34 AM — First Selectman Jayme Stevenson reports the following remaining outages and locations from CL&P in the highest concentrations.
- Old Kings Highway North – 61
- Pine Brook Lane – 20
- Wakeman Road – 19
- Salt Box Lane – 19
- Tulip Tree Lane – 16
- Circle Road – 14
- Red Mill Lane – 11
Stevenson said Darien still has eight locations that require CL&P attention and the locations and priorities have been communicated between DPD, Public Works and CL&P.
9:28 AM — Power outages in Darien are at 239 or 3% on Tuesday morning.
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said that the remaining power problems are likely to be smaller issues around town that Connecticut Light & Power are working through. The largest problem that occurred as a result of the storm was at Mystic Lane and Leroy Avenue — it left the town at approximately 30% without power. That problem was resolved at about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Stevenson said CL&P is working to resolve a pole down near Middlesex Middle School that rerouted student drop off traffic to Edgerton Street. Estimated resolution is about 2:30 this afternoon. Stevenson said the utility company worked to reroute lines to keep the middle school at full power.
7:25 AM —Power outages in Darien are down to 193 or 2%.
There is a telephone pole blocking passage down Hollow Tree Ridge Road in front of MIddlesex Middle School according to First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.
School drop off traffic will be re-routed to the back of the middle school via Edgerton Street. Darien Police will be directing traffic.
Darien’s power outages have jumped to 29% or 2,274 customers without power.
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said CL&P reports the outage jump is tied to the electrical fire at Mystic Lane and Leroy Avenue which is having widespread affects in town.
Power restoration estimated at five to six hours and CL&P is on the scene.
There is now a flash flood warning in effect for Darien and the area until 11:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The warning reminds motorists to not attempt to drive across flood waters, which “are usually deeper than they appear,” according to the service. “Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice: turn around — don’t drown.”
Cars have already gotten stuck under the underpasses on the Post Road and Raymond Street.
The winds have given way to rain in Darien, while 552 CL&P customers still are without power after high winds hit the area Tuesday afternoon.
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, touring the town with the Department of Public Works, said the rain could help dampen an electrical fire at the corner of Mystic Lane and Leroy Avenue.
CL&P and the town’s fire departments are on the scene.
As of 8 p.m., Hickory Lane, Buttonwood Road, Gardiner Street, and Mystic Lane are impassable due to trees or wires down. Right now there are no flooding issues as the rain has just begun.
5:34 PM — Darien’s power outages are up to 548 according to Connecticut Light & Power.
Trees and limbs continue to fall, including on a house on Five Mile River Road.
Sgt. Jeremiah Marron of the Darien Police Department said wires and tree limbs are down in many areas of town.
He said Darien residents are advised to stay indoors if possible as there are many unsafe areas on roads. He said there are many wires down that haven’t even been reported yet and “those are the most dangerous.”
The wind advisory will continue through the night possibly accompanied by rainstorms.
3:09 PM — A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Darien and Southern Connecticut through Wednesday at 6 a.m. As of 3 p.m. 157 customers or 2% in Darien were without power as per Connecticut Light and Power.
A transformer fire and downed tree has closed Brookside Road on the New Canaan side on Tuesday afternoon.
Strong and gutsy winds from 30 to 50 mph could be occur. The highest threat potential is from mid-afternoon Tuesday through later tonight and could be enhanced by heavy showers or thunderstorms.
Impacts could be downed limbs and downed power lines with more possible power outages through Tuesday night.