HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A nor’easter is bringing Connecticut its first snowfall of the season along with strong gusty winds only days after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for southwestern Connecticut through Wednesday night, and had reports of up to 8 inches at Clintonville in northern New Haven County, and 6.5 inches in nearby Wallingford. Lesser amounts were reported on the coast, including 5 inches at New Haven and 2 inches at Bridgeport.

Two traffic deaths possibly related to the storm were reported.

At mid-evening, United Illuminating reported about 3,000 customers without power, more than half in Bridgeport. Connecticut Light & Power reported about 1,000 customers offline. CL&P said earlier it had restored its Sandy outages.

No major damage was reported from late afternoon high tides.

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