Connecticut Light & Power says that 99 percent of its Oxford-based customers will have power back by Sunday night, according to information released by the utility company this morning. Click here to see when the company expects other towns to be online.
The following news release was submitted by CL&P:
CL&P crews continued to make good progress overnight in restoring power to customers across the state. As of 8 a.m., approximately 400,000 customers have been restored since the storm hit on Saturday.
This morning, restoration estimates are available for all 149 cities and towns we serve. These estimates, available online at www.cl-p.com/stormcenter/estimates, indicate when 99 percent of the residents will be restored. Customers can also access restoration estimates by calling CL&P Customer Service at 800-286-2000.
“Our goal remains to restore the vast majority of customers by Sunday, November 6,” said Jeff Butler, CL&P’s president and chief operating officer. “We continue to ask for and receive help from out-of-state crews and contractors as our crew counts grow daily. We understand how frustrating it is to be without power and are working as quickly and safely as possible.”
Today, there are over 1,040 line and tree crews at work across the state. In addition, we have over 550 support crews helping to speed the restoration. Staging areas have been set up at several areas including Lake Compounce in Bristol, the former Timex building in Middlebury and Fairfield Hills in Newtown so we can efficiently coordinate and deploy these large numbers of crews and materials to the communities where they are needed.
CL&P continues to remind customers of the following important safety messages:
· Always assume any downed or hanging wire is live and dangerous. Stay at least 10 feet away and call 9-1-1 immediately to report the dangerous situation.
· If using a generator, make sure it has been installed correctly into your home’s wiring to avoid “backfeed” onto our system which can endanger our crews.
· To avoid the accumulation of deadly carbon monoxide, only use a generator outdoors. Never use a generator indoors, in an attached garage, a basement or a crawl space.
To report or check on an outage – Visit cl-p.com or call 800-286-2000. Our automated phone and online systems can rapidly process your report and help us speed restoration efforts. For helpful tips and news updates, go to our website at cl-p.com, follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower and “like” us at Facebook.com/CTLightandPower. You can also get updates on outages in your town by texting “outage” and your zip code to 24612 (texting fees may apply).