Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that CL&P would not meet its self-identified goal of 99 percent power restoration in each city and town by midnight tonight, and released a document outlining updated town-by-town restoration times.
Southbury’s goal to have 99 percent of town restored by 11:59 p.m. tonight is still on target, according to the report. The residents who do not have power by midnight tonight though, the remaining one percent, may have to wait another 48 hours for restoration. The deadline for the remaining Southbury homes is set at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. 17 percent of Southbury is currently without power at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Malloy said he hopes the update will allow cities and towns across the state to more accurately plan for sheltering and warming centers, school schedules and give their residents more accurate restoration information.
“The closer we got to CL&P’s self-identified goal of 99 percent restoration in each city and town by midnight tonight, the more skeptical I became of their ability to meet that goal,” said Malloy. “It’s now clear they are not going to meet their goal – and I’ll have more to say about that at noon today.
“I’m releasing this information because towns and cities need to make preparations based on the reality of the situation – not what CL&P hopes to have happen -- and residents need to make individual decisions about what to do over the next few days.”