PHOTOS: 40-Foot Pine Tree Felled by High Winds in Middletown

The city was spared the brunt of the wind storm left many municipalities throughout Connecticut with downed trees, flooding, and road and school closures.


High Winds Leave up to 2 Percent Middletown Without Power

Although it's safe to say Middletown residents had about the lousiest night's sleep they've endured in a while Wednesday night, we were spared the brunt of the storm that left many municipalities throughout Connecticut with downed trees, flooding, and road and school closures. 

Middletown Police say other than downed wires, officers didn't come across any severe damage across the city as a result of the storm.

By 10:45 a.m., 60,966 or 4 percent of Connecticut Light & Power customers were without power in the state. There are hundreds of workers out restoring service throughout the state, according to CL&P.

At 7:30 p.m., there were 435 Middletown CL&P customers without power, within two hours, that rose to 543, and then fell to 486, or 2 percent, of customers still in the dark at 10:45 a.m. You can still report your power outage here.

Middlesex County is still under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, with gusts blowing west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

Middletown Patch's Facebook page was filled with locals reporting in.

  • Laura, Durham- no power & no sleep 
  • Tues, Middletown, no problems
  • Rochelle, Horrible sleep. Even my high schooler couldn't sleep all night. Cable out and friends nearby have no power
  • Mel, I think we are all pretty wiped out today. Who could sleep through that? It sounded like a freight train running through town.
  • Alison, Middletown no power with tree down
  • Colleen, I got power back. My son told me we lost it last night, but I was home at 530am and it was back on. 
  • Lenore,  Did not sleep a wink!!

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