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CL&P has now restored power to most southeastern Connecticut residents

By Sasha Goldstein, Claire Bessette and Anna Isaacs

Publication: theday.com

Published February 09. 2013 8:15AM   Updated February 11. 2013 10:23AM

Connecticut Light & Power officials say they are expecting power to be restored to most customers in the region by midnight, but many have already got it back.

But some will still be without power for longer, because of the complexity of the work, such as access on the roads. Tree crews also are out cutting back branches on wires.

CL&P outages in southeastern Connecticut as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday night:

East Lyme, 83 - .9 percent

Groton, 3 - .04 percent

Lyme, 17 - 1 percent

Montville, 8- .1 percent

New London, 14 - .1 percent

North Stonington, 76 - 2 percent

Old Lyme, 1,373 - 25 percent

Preston, 5 - .2 percent

Salem, 3 - .1 percent

Stonington, 216 - 2 percent

Waterford, 36 - .4 percent

Norwich Public Utilities

Power was restored to all Norwich Public Utilities customers throughout the city as of 3 p.m. Saturday, NPU officials said. But three customers, includ­ing Three Rivers Commu­nity College, remained in the dark because power lines from the road to the homes or facilities were down.

At the peak of the out­age, 750 NPU customers — 3.4 percent of NPU's 22,000 customers — were without power, but most were restored within 90 minutes, NPU spokesman Michael Hughes said.

"NPU would like to thank the Norwich Department of Public Works and con­gratulate them on the ex­cellent job they did during a difficult time," Hughes said. "The streets are safer because of their efforts. NDPW is a great partner to NPU and we are grateful for them."

Groton Utilities

Mayor Marian Galbraith said just five customers in the Gungywamp area re­mained without power from Groton Utilities Saturday evening following the bliz­zard. Outages during the blizzard peaked at 3,500, or 28 percent of the utility company's 12,600 custom­ers.

Groton Utilities began restoring power late Friday afternoon — as soon as they began getting calls about outages.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, Galbraith said all major elec­trical feeders were up and running, and representa­tives had been working on repairing individual service lines.

The utility was still field­ing calls for downed cable and telephone lines, which Galbraith said bore the brunt of the heavy snow. Workers were following up on each to make sure none of the wires were live, she said.

Customers still without power who have not yet re­ported their outages should call (860) 446-4000.

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To report outages

CL&P: (800) 286-2000

Groton Utilities: (860) 446-4000

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