Power is out for thousands of homes and businesses across Connecticut after the powerful nor’easter Wednesday and Eversource says it hopes to have power restored to everyone by 11 p.m. Sunday.
Eversource, which supplies power to more than 1.2 million customers, is reporting more than 33,118 power outages, as of 7:30 p.m. Friday. The power company released town-by-town power restoration estimations.
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United Illuminating, which provides power to more than 330,000 customers, is reporting more than 3,500 outages at 7:30 p.m.
“This will be a multi-day restoration effort. There is a lot of work that is being done, that will need to be done, and we have every available line and tree crew, mutual aid crew, support person. Everybody’s at work to get these customers back on, ” Mitch Gross, of Eversource, said Thursday.
The storm Wednesday dumped more than two feet of heavy, wet snow in parts of Connecticut and brought down trees and power lines. This was the second nor’easter to hit in less than a week.
A statement from Eversource says the storm broke hundreds of poles and took down thousands of feet of power lines.
Michael Tetreau, the First Selectman of Fairfield, said United Illuminating is reporting that power restoration in town will not be complete until Saturday.
Anyone whose power is out should report it to the utility company.
United Illuminating customers can report an outage using UI’s automated phone system at 800-722-5584. To report an outage via mobile, text “OUT” to 839-884 (TEXT-UI), or visit Outage Central at uinet.com.
You can sign up for outage alerts to get restoration updates from UI. To receive them via mobile device, text “REG” to 839-884 (TEXT-UI), or visit Outage Central on uinet.com for more alert options.