Update 10:20 p.m.: The number of Farmington customers without power dropped to 1,122, though weather forecasters said winds from Hurricane Sandy would continue to do damage overnight.
Update 8:40 p.m.: As Hurricane Sandy moved northeast, the number of outages picked up quickly, reaching 2,680 or 21 percent of the town.
Update 8 p.m.: Farmington outages are up to 897 customers without power, with a few reports of downed trees and limbs as the wind picks up. More are expected overnight.
Update 6:30 p.m.: Power outages total 759 customers in town - or 6 percent of Farmington customers. Outages are scattered throughout town.
Update 5 p.m.: Power outages in Farmington were up to 472 customers after West Avon Road lost power.
Original story: Hurricane Sandy has all the potential to be a historic storm that devastates a significant portion of the northeast, and even before the storm has gotten near we are already seeing signs of its strength.
Connecticut Light and Power began reporting power outages across the state as high winds from Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane, hit early Monday afternoon. As many as 61,936 homes were without power at 3 p.m., according to the CL&P Outage Map.
At 3 p.m. the CL&P Outage Map reported 243 affected customers in Farmington – only one percent of the 12,221 customers served by the utilities company. Farmington police said trees on wires had caused problems for some residents.
There was only one customer reporting an outage in Avon at 3 p.m. and just 18 in Canton. Granby is reporting 336 outages or 1 percent of CL&P's 6,030 Granby customers.
West Hartford was reporting only 66 outages at 3 p.m.