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High winds expected to cause power outages

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The windy conditions could cause power outages across parts of the state on Thursday and Friday.

Gusts of up to 65 mph may drive wind chill values to between -10 and -25 degrees, Channel 3 meteorologists said.

A high wind warning is in effect for Hartford, northern Fairfield, northern Middlesex, northern New Haven, northern New London, Tolland and Windham counties.

"We're looking at damaging winds being a possibility later [Thursday night] into early [Friday]," Meteorologist Mark Dixon said on Thursday. "We could be talking about some scattered power outages."

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On Thursday afternoon, more than 700 people in Bristol were without power.

Eversource officials crews were determining the cause, but Bristol police said the outages were likely caused by the wind.

Outages were being reported in the Chippens Hill area, on Burlington Avenue, Maple Avenue, James P. Casey Road, and Hart Street.

At about 6 p.m., the power was restored.

Stay with Channel 3 on air and online for updates on the dangerous wind chills, temperatures and more.

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