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Westport Selectman 'Frustrated' By Slow Recovery

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said he's "as frustrated as you are" by the slow pace of power recovery around town after Hurricane Irene, which hit the region Sunday.

As of 7 p.m. Thursday, Connecticut Light & Power reported 1,503 outages in Westport — that's about 12 percent of the town's customers.

"CL&P tells me we are entering a stage where it takes more time to get fewer residents back," Joseloff said in a CodeRED emergency telephone message sent out at 6:30 p.m. "By this I mean much of the work is along side streets off major thoroughfares. It is time consuming and slow.

"Please be assured that those of you who have been told by CL&P that you may not get your power back until late Tuesday night are victims of a generalization. This is the so-called worst-case scenario for the last customer in six communities around Norwalk to get full restoration."

Joseloff also advised residents to keep listening to WWPT-FM 90.3, the Staples high School radio station, for post-Hurricane related information. He also said residents can also get information from the town's website.

"Again, I thank you for your understanding and pledge that our efforts on your behalf will not cease until the last Westport customer is back on line," Joseloff said at the end of the message.

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