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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 about 15,000 in Danbury.

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.

Jane Port November 01, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Where are the crews in Danbury? Another day of not seeing any tree or electric crews yet we have no power!
Stu Laub November 01, 2012 at 02:35 PM
that's not good enough. We have less damage in western CT, than last years storms and a longer response. What happened to all those investigations and promises of better preparedness?
JWolf November 02, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I call Shennanigans more BS from CL&P and you know damn well they wont give any financial credits to those who have no power. On my street they need to replace 6 transformers and the high tension wire. Because a tree fell and ripped the wires and ceramics off all the transformers down the whole street. The wires are almost touching the ground and the insulation is burned off in many places. I have yet to see a single CL&P guy out there to even look at the damage. Since they have to replace the transformers its likely we wont see power for another week. SHENNANAGANS I SAY.

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