WESTON, Conn. – While more than 4,300 Weston, Redding and Easton customers remained without power Sunday morning, Connecticut Light & Power is making it easier to find out when power will be restored to the area.
An estimated 2,093 out of 3,808 customers in Weston, 1,359 out of 3,903 customers in Redding and 872 out of 2,861 customers in Easton were without power as of 6 a.m. Sunday according to Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating reports.
However, 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 53,000 customers out of 1,240,246 total customers served by CL&P are out of power across Connecticut as of 6 a.m. Sunday, down from more than 106,000 customers Saturday morning. United Illuminating reported a total 22,066 of 320,150 of its customers are still without power as of 6 a.m. Sunday. United Illuminating has pledged to have power to 95 percent of its customers by the end of Monday, according to a release.
Hundreds of thousands of customers have had power restored by CL&P since Hurricane Sandy hit Monday, according to a release. The massive restoration effort will include replacing more than 800 utility polls and restringing 78 miles of overhead electrical cable – enough cable to stretch from Norwalk to New London.
More than 7,000 storm responders from across the country have now joined the company in its efforts, according to a release.
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