Thunderstorms that rolled in through Greenwich and Stamford Sunday night caused a number of downed trees, according to Connecticut Light and Power. At around 10 a.m. today, one of those trees fell on a major transmission line, serving the town of Greenwich.
As of noon Monday, over 26,000 Greenwich residents were without power, adding up to 95 percent of CL&P customers, and 550 were without power in Stamford.
The downed major power line, also in close proximity to railroad tracks operated by Metro-North and Amtrak, has caused delays for commuters. While CL&P continues removing the tree, Metro-North is running diesel trains with several combined trains. Metro-North says that its customers should anticipate delays of approximately 30 minutes.
CL&P stated that the repairs to the transmission line near the railroad are expected to be complete by mid-afternoon and power for residents should be fully restored by 8 p.m. Monday evening.