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CL&P offers tips ahead of Winter Storm Easton

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BERLIN, CT (WFSB) -

As crews from Connecticut Light & Power prepare for Winter Storm Easton, they are reminding customers to be ready for the wicked weather.

Crews have been positioned around the state in preparation for the storm.

"The forecast calls for heavy, wet snow in some areas which could pose a threat to trees and electrical equipment, possibly causing power outages," CL&P officials said in a statement on Wednesday.

To report an outage, call 800-286-2000. To see the outages throughout Connecticut, click here.

People should stay about 10 feet away from any downed power lines, CL&P officials said. 

All Connecticut residents should have a storm kit in case they lose power. Here are the items that should be in the kit.

  • Flashlights with spare batteries
  • A battery-operated radio or TV 
  • First-aid kit and medications
  • Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated foods
  • A manual can opener
  • Bottled water
  • Baby or pet supplies (if needed)
  • Important phone numbers

For tips and updates from CL&P, follow them on Twitter.

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