WESTON, Conn. – More than 2,500 Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating Company customers remained without power in Weston, Easton and Redding Monday morning, a week after Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds, rain and flooding to the area. With election day tomorrow, crews are focusing on restoring power to polling places, said CL&P and UI officials.
An estimated 1,380 of 3,808 customers in Weston, 567 of 3,903 in Redding and 562 of 2,861 in Easton were without power at 5:30 a.m. Monday, down from 2,093 in Weston, 1,359 in Redding and 872 in Easton Sunday morning according to CL&P reports.
“Many large area outages have been restored, and crews are diligently working to restore all customers,” said Bill Quinlan, CL&P Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness. “In some areas, this effort requires that entire sections of the electric distribution system be rebuilt from scratch.”
CL&P launched a “Restoration Estimates” web page at www.cl-p.com/restorationtimes to provide customers with estimated restoration times for repairs in their specific area. Customers can also call 800-286-2000 for the status of their outage. In previous statements, CL&P officials said they expected to have most power restored to customers by Tuesday
More than 23,900 customers out of 1,240,246 total customers served by CL&P are out of power across Connecticut as of 5:30 a.m. Monday, down from more than 53,000 customers Sunay morning.
United Illuminating reported a total 10,419 out of 320,150 customers are still without power as of 6 a.m. Monday, down from 21,953 outages Sunday morning. United Illuminating has pledged to have power to 95 percent of its customers by the end of Monday, according to a release.