Connecticut's two main utilities are making headway in their push to keep their pledge to restore power by early next week.
Connecticut Light & Power, the state's largest utility, and United Illuminating reported 74,731 homes and businesses were without power Saturday afternoon. That's significantly down from 241,432 outages reported Friday morning.
At the peak, outages numbered about 625,000 on Tuesday, immediately after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Northeast and began moving north and west.
CL&P reported nearly 52,789 outages Sunday. UI had about 21,953 homes and businesses without power.
Executives at CL&P and UI promised on Thursday to have 95 percent or more of their customers reconnected to the electric grid by Monday or Tuesday.They said the scope of the damage made it impossible to be more specific.