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News Release

CL&P Responds to Record-Breaking Blizzard
Hazardous Road Conditions Hamper Restoration

BERLIN, Conn. (February 9, 2013) – Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) crews are responding to power outages caused by record-breaking snowfall and high winds. Approximately 35,000 CL&P customers are without power as a result of damage caused by the blizzard.

“Road conditions are hazardous and have made travel difficult for our line workers and tree workers,” said Bill Quinlan, CL&P Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness. “We will continue working around the clock and expect to make strong progress in the harder hit southeastern part of the state; however, some customers may be without power for a day or more.”

As crews are dispatched to make specific repairs, the estimated restoration times for those repairs will be updated under the “My Outage Status” link at www.cl-p.com and at 800-286-2000. When those specific restoration estimates become available, CL&P will also be making periodic calls to update customers.

Safety is always the top priority and carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious risk. Any customer using a generator should make sure it has been installed properly and is only used outdoors. CL&P and its sister company, Yankee Gas also remind customers to keep natural gas meters and outdoor appliance vents clear of snow.

With very cold temperatures predicted for tonight, CL&P also reminds customers to stay safe and never use a stove or grill as a heating source. Shelter information is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.211ct.org.

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU), transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns. For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLightandPower) and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.

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CL&P Media Relations
(860) 665-5670

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