UPDATE, 3:22 p.m. — Darien Library is closing two hours early, at 4 p.m., Friday, “due to inclement weather,” the library said in an announcement. As of 3:07 p.m., according to Eversource, 18 of their customers in Darien were still without power. In an announcement, the utility said:
“Hundreds of Eversource line and tree workers, supported by utility crews from as far away as Texas, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, are working to restore power following Tropical Storm Elsa. “As of 3 p.m., more than 13,000 customers have had their power restored since the storm began, while crews are working to address the 6,000 outages currently on the system. “’The storm has delivered the expected heavy rains, further saturating grounds that were already soaked from this week’s thunderstorms, and we have the possibility of some more thunderstorms tonight,’ said Craig Hallstrom, Eversource president of regional electric operations.