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Power outages jump as storms inch closer to Connecticut

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Stormy weather is moving closer to Connecticut, and as the winds begin to rise, so do power outage numbers.

According to Connecticut Light & Power, 3,208 customers were without power at 1:30 p.m.

Most of those outages are located in the western half of the state, according to CL&P.

United Illuminating, which serves communities along the shore, is reporting more than 2,090 outages or 65 percent of the company's customers.

New Haven is reporting 968 outages, according to the UI website.

Those numbers are expected to creep up throughout the afternoon as winds can reach up to 60 mph as an advancing cold front gets closer to Connecticut.

CL&P will be opening its emergency operations center Tuesday afternoon and has crews ready to respond to an severe weather.

Bradley International Airport is reporting that possible delays to the east coast and New England region. The airport staff is advising passengers to check the weather forecast and contact their airline for updates. 

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