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CL&P: 'Vast Majority' of Customers Will Be Restored by Monday or Tuesday

The utility still has 250,000 customers without power on Thursday morning, including nearly 2,000 in Southbury.


CL&P's projection for restoring the "vast majority" of its customers was "Monday or Tuesday," according to William Quinlan, a senior vice president for the utility.

"This is an estimate, it is not a guarantee," Quinlan said, adding that pockets of customers in particularly difficult areas would probably go beyond that date.

Quinlan said about 2 percent of customers would likely fall into that category.

The number of lineman being brought in from outside the company was expected to go from 1,080 on Wednesday to about 2,000 in the next several days, Quinlan said.

Of the thousands of "trouble spots" still left to repair, Quinlan said some of them involve trees on power lines but other — at least 1,000 — involve placing new poles.

"Our singular focus is on the 250,000 customers who remain without power," he said.

Angela Tosti Flynn November 01, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Have a feeling I'm going to be part of that 2%. Live on the edge of town and only a few of us go out every storm. No trees fell this time so the fix is minimal. Last year it was 9 days. It doesn't do anything to hear that the number out in town is low when you sit waiting. Tired of always being last. I do want to thank the fire dept., the Plaza, and some of the other neighborhoods for provided a nice Halloween for my kids.
carol renza November 01, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Nothing has changed or improved from the 2011 storm in spite of lip service from CL&P and politicians. We have had minimal damage in Southbury yet to be without electric for a week plus in this day and age is disgraceful. Two 'assessment' crews rolled by but not a sign of a repair vehicle and if one calls the 800# they get a fax transmission beep--aren't they clever - to avoid responding! They need to me held accountable.
Southbury Resident November 01, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Well anybody in need of water?
Walter Shalvoy November 02, 2012 at 01:21 AM
This is a disgrace the downed line is there for all to see but not a truck in sight they suck and next year they will get a rate increase to cover their cost

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