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How is CL&P Handling the Mass Power Outages? [POLL]

Let us know what you think of CL&P’s storm response.

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power to nearly 70 percent of Southbury and the state in August, CL&P admitted to missteps in storm response.

The utility vowed to learn from their mistakes and improve on their current practices to better suit themselves for similar disasters in the future.

The opportunity for redemption came sooner than most would have thought, with the rare October winter storm bringing with it several similar circumstances to the tropical storm.

Officials have said power will not be fully restored for up to a week in Connecticut. Power restoration in Southbury has seemingly been at a standstill the last three days, with the town hovering around 52 percent outages since Sunday.

What do you think of the power company's handling of the situation? Participate in this poll and see how many other people agree with your point-of-view.

Helena A November 02, 2011 at 02:57 AM
Should have prepared better! Think it's once again being mishandled!
Paul Vossbrinck November 02, 2011 at 06:17 PM
I have heard that CL&P cannot prune or clear trees without the permission of the towns that they cover and that the towns constantly give CL&P a hard time about this. If this is true then perhaps we have been hoisted by our own petard.

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