Strong winds whipped through the region late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, leaving more than 50,000 Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) customers without power, including over 1,100 in Brookfield, or about 14 percent of town.
Crews at work Thursday morning brought that number below 300, or 3 percent, by 11 a.m.
Falling branches and high wind brought “a couple of main wires down,” according to Emergency Management Director Wayne Gravius, though outages have been reported throughout town, “not just any one spot.”
Gravius said he has spoken with CL&P representatives but does not have an estimated time for full restoration yet.
While some residents wait for the lights and heat to come back on, warming and charging centers are being made available at Town Hall and the Senior Center. Residents can also take advantage of Brookfield Library and the local YMCA.