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Connecticut Residents Brace For Nor'easter No. 3

March 12, 2018 - 10:18 am
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WESTPORT, Conn. (WCBS 880) -- Residents in Fairfield County, Connecticut are bracing for another nor'easter as crews continue to restore power and clean up from the last two storms.

Heavy, wet snow and fierce winds teamed up to topple trees and wires leaving many in the dark in the most recent storm and many are concerned they could see a repeat as another nor'easter gets ready to dump more snow on the state Monday night.

"We're certainly hoping that it's not as bad as last week's storm but we have to prepare for the worst," said Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. "Our public works crews, as well as our emergency response teams, our police and fire departments will be ready to go and ready to take on the next challenge."

Weather-weary residents are keeping a close eye on damaged and weakened trees that are on the verge of coming down.

"It's not over yet. People who think spring is here, they are a little bit too far north for spring to be here yet," one resident said.

"I'm hoping that, you know, the last two have taken out most of the weakest trees," another resident said.

Eversource crews restored power to more than 243,000 customers, replaced approximately 400 utility poles and strung more than 110 miles of new overhead wires following Wednesday's nor'easter.

On Monday, crews were focusing on the few remaning scattered outages while closely monitoring the new storm.

As the nor'easter approaches, WCBS 880's Sean Adams advises "keep your generator at the ready, check for weak spots in trees, watch where you walk, stock up on batteries and check on your neighbors."