Connecticut Light and Power crews arrived at Hammonasset Beach in Madison at 6 a.m. on Friday morning to get their assignments and materials and prepare their trucks as they work to restore power across the state after Superstorm Sandy.
The shoreline is one of the hardest hit areas and residents have been without power for days.
In Madison, 41 percent of the town is still in the dark and some residents are relying on generators to power up their homes.
Patience is wearing thin in many towns.
Stonington First Selectman Edward Haberek said CL&P should have been more organized in deploying crews faster, especially to the areas hit hardest by Sandy.
“I am dissatisfied,” he said.
He said he is dealing with downed trees and wires and it is difficult for people to get by. The whole town is in blackness.
CL&P officials said they’ll have power back on to most towns by Monday or Tuesday, but it is will be colder this weekend, so residents staying in homes with no power must prepare to be in the cold for possibly three or four more days.