Update 9:45 p.m: 2,797 CL&P customers in Westport, or about 22 percent of the 12,351 total customers in town, were without power as of 9:33 p.m., according to CL&P's website.
Update 6:05 p.m: 1,422 CL&P customers in Westport, or about 11 percent of the 12,351 total customers in town, were without power as of 6:02 p.m.
Update 5:20 p.m: 1,395 CL&P customers in Westport were in the dark as of 5:17 p.m.
"CL&P is prepared for the severe weather and high winds and we take our emergency preparedness responsibilities very seriously," said Mitch Gross of the CL&P media relations office.
"Once the storm has passed and it is safe to do so, our priorities will include responding to 911 emergencies, clearing electrical hazards from roads and assessing damage. Our crews will first restore power to critical facilities, they will then restore lines that serve large numbers of customers before restoring individual services," Gross said.
High winds have left tree branches scattered throughout the town and many residents without power.
Of the 12,351 Connecticut Light and Power customers in Westport, 1,377 homes were without power as of 4:47 p.m., according to CL&P's website.
Westport Firefighters responded just before 4 p.m. to a transformer that had exploded in the area of Greens Farms Road and Hale Street, leaving nearby residents without power.
Check back later for updates.
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