As of 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 99 percent of Oxford Connecticut Light & Power customers were still without power. That number had jumped for an unknown reason from 77 percent without power at 9 a.m.
A lot of people are frustrated with the utility company. put out a news release discussing her concerns with the company. This was her response from a previous Patch story:
Oxford First Selectman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers has called CL&P's response to this storm "a huge disppointment," saying there were no crews in town as of 10:11 p.m. Saturday and none promised to the town. In an email, she said:
"Major transmission lines are down on Route 34 and Chestnut Tree Hill Road, and CL&P is and has been made aware of this. Their storm preparation has been nonexistent, leaving us high and dry to fend for ourselves. I will be sending all overtime costs of keeping police and public works employees out all day and all night to the utility company to cover. Our fireman, who are strictly volunteers, deserve to be paid what the CL&P crews are paid for their efforts as well. This poor response from CT Light & Power is not going to be tolerated. have fallen on deaf ears."
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