With Westport in the dark schools and library close
Updated 1:49 pm, Monday, October 30, 2017
WESTPORT — Heavy winds and rains hit Fairfield County overnight Sunday into Monday, leaving many in Westport without power.
According to Eversource, 2,044 customer outages were still unresolved as of midday Oct. 30.
Significant damage was also reported.
A tree fell on one Marion Road home, leveling the second story. On Monday around noon, utility trucks could be seen coming in and out of the driveway of the home. Caution tape blocked parts of the front yard where live electrical wires were down. The owner of the home said he received a call around midnight that the tree had come down. It struck a second floor bedroom and was still leaning on the badly damaged house on Monday. The owner declined to comment further.
Westport public schools were closed on Monday due to the power outages.
Human Services Director Elaine Daignault said the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., will be open to the public as an officially designated “charging center” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is operating on a generator and invites the public to come in and charge electronic devices. All of the Center’s classes and activities are operating on a regular schedule. “
The Westport Library was scheduled to open at noon on Monday.