The lights are finally back on for thousands of Eversource customers after Wednesday’s storm but some have already set their sights on another nor’easter.
A statement from Eversource said the storm broke hundreds of poles and took down thousands of feet of power lines. The company said it was replaced around 400 utility poles and strung more than 110 miles of new wires.
Eversource, which supplies power to more than 1.2 million customers, said it has restored power to over 243,000 customers since the beginning of the storm. United Illuminating, which provides power to more than 330,000 customers, reported restoring power to more than 46,000 customers.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, Eversource was reporting just 227 scattered outages remaining. United Illuminating reported 15 customers still without power Sunday evening.
The Haddam-Killingworth Middle School has served as an emergency shelter since the storm. The shelter closed at noon Sunday, after serving around 125 people. But with another storm on the way officials are already preparing for more issues.
Another nor'easter is expected to sweep in Monday into Tuesday. The storm could bring snow totals as high as 9 inches in eastern Connecticut and between 3 to 6 inches across other parts of the state.
The storm will also bring gusty winds with gusts of 40 mph possible.
The Red Cross says they’ll be ready to reopen the shelter if the next nor’easter knocks out power again.
“The Red Cross, we try to stay prepared, we have volunteers all over in different areas who are ready to respond. Our materials actually sit in a trailer here in Killingworth. We have this regional shelter. So, we can activate within two hours, as long as we can get a team here,” said American Red Cross Sr. Director Of Disaster Services Susan Shaw.