Simsbury Official: Power by Friday at Latest

CL&P has promised to restore power by Wednesday.

About 11,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers are still without power 10 days after the pre-Halloween nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the state and brought down trees, branches and power lines.

While CL&P has promised that all customers will have their power restored by Wednesday night, the First Selectman of Simsbury said she expects power to be fully restored a little later.

“After reviewing CL&P’s action plan for the remaining power outages, I believe that residents can count on power to be restored by Thursday or Friday at the latest for those areas hardest hit by the storm,” Mary Glassman said in a news release issued on Tuesday. “I think we all agree that these outages should have been corrected long ago – there are still 3,500 residents without power.”

As of 5 p.m., that number was 2,075.

Glassman said CL&P told her that work orders for every remaining street without power have been issued and are out on the company’s trucks and CL&P electricians are working to clear downed lines on bus routes so it is safe for children to return to school.

Representatives for CL&P will be traveling the routes on Tuesday with bus drivers to ensure the routes are safe.

“This has been an unprecedented crisis for the Town of Simsbury. In the midst of disaster, Simsbury residents have shown an incredible commitment to this community and to each other,” Glassman said.

The town shelter at First Church of Simsbury, 689 Hopmeadow St., remains  in operation. 

"Until power is restored, we want to make sure that every resident has a warm place to sleep and the opportunity for a meal," Glassman said.

If power has been restored to your street but you do not have power, call CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.

If power is still out in your neighborhood, CL&P is providing information about power restoration at the Simsbury Help Desk, which can be reached at 860-658-3279.

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