NORWALK - The state's utility companies are reporting unprecedented power outages due to Sandy. According to Connecticut Light & Power, nearly 500,000 customers reported outages across the state. Officials with United Illuminating say more than 140,000 customers are in the dark tonight. Officials say more outages are likely as strong winds continue to hit the area.Emergency Preparedness InformationNews 12 Connecticut Weather CenterNews 12 Traffic & Weather LIVE