UPDATE (10 p.m.): The amount without power has risen to 35 percent in Southbury. 3,533 of the 9,853 Southbury households are in the dark as of 10 p.m. Saturday, according to CL&P.
45 percent of the state, over 557,000 households, are without power this evening.
Overnight forecasts call for continued snowfall and increased winds, with wind gusts reaching 40-50 mph in certain locations. Snow is expected to diminish in the morning hours Sunday.
UPDATE (8 p.m.): 3,257 of the 9,853 Southbury households are without power as of 8 p.m. Saturday, according to CL&P. 33 percent of the town is in the dark and 40 percent of the state, over 495,000 homes, are without power.
Governor Dannel Malloy has declared a State of Emergency this evening. Malloy said residents should prepare to be without power "for a long time."
UPDATE (6:30 p.m.): 2,224 Southbury households, 22 percent of town, are currently without power as of 6:30 p.m., according to CL&P.
Over 418,000, 33 percent, are in the dark statewide.
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): 1,288 Southbury households, 13 percent of town, are currently without power as of 5:30 p.m., according to CL&P.
Southbury police are working feverishly addressing the several trees and wires down, saying the situation is, an absolute mess. Several roads have been closed across the area as snow continues to fall at a steady pace. A full list of road closures will be presented when it becomes available.
UPDATE (4 p.m.): 50 more households have lost power in the past hour, bringing the total of Southbury homes in the dark to 300 as of 4 p.m., according to CL&P.
7 percent of the state, 91,500 households are currently without power.
UPDATE (3 p.m.): The amount of people without power in Southbury at 3 p.m. remains at 2 percent. 253 homes are currently in the dark, according to CL&P.
Statewide numbers though have climbed from 6,235 to over 37,700 in just over an hour.
ORIGINAL STORY: The first power outages of the current snowstorm have been reported in Southbury.
As of 1:45 p.m. 251 households, or 2 percent of Southbury, are without power, according to CL&P.
Power outages have been reported in the area of Georges Hill in Southbury.
Statewide there a 6,235 homes in the dark.