Nor’easter Left Thousands in the Dark


Days after losing power during Superstorm Sandy, more than 8,700 Connecticut families and businesses were again in the dark because of a nor’easter on Wednesday.

Connecticut Light & Power reported 5,019 outages as of 2:45 p.m. and United Illuminating reported 3,708 power outages.

As of Thursday morning, the CL&P outages are down to around 600 and United Illuminating is report around 430.

Most out the CL&P outages were in Redding in Montville, while most of the UI outages were in Bridgeport, Milford and Shelton.

Connecticut Light & Power released a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating that the company is ready to respond after the nor'easter.

"Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) is preparing for the second part of a one-two punch from Mother Nature, as a Nor'easter plagues the region with high winds predicted along the shoreline.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, additional utility resources remain on the job throughout the company's service area, and line and tree workers are staged around the state in areas expected to be impacted by the Nor'easter," CL&P said in a statement.  

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