BERLIN, Conn. – December 2, 2010 – In 24 hours, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) crews have restored power to more than 54,000 customers affected by Wednesday's heavy rain and high winds that passed through the state.
“This was an outstanding effort by our employees to quickly assess and repair the damage to our system caused by the storm,” said Jeff Butler, CL&P's president and chief operating officer. “We had reports of winds gusting as high as 58 miles per hour. Everyone did a great job.”
CL&P used over 160 line crews, contractor crews and tree crews to respond to outages that began occurring Wednesday morning. Since then, power has been restored to more than 54,000 CL&P customers.
The peak number of outages occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. Wednesday night when nearly 25,000 CL&P customers were without power. This morning, about 600 customers remain without power as crews continue to wrap up restoration efforts.
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