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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
CL&P and Yankee Gas Support 10th Annual National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
Mitch Gross, CL&P
Jeff Tilghman, Yankee Gas
April 6, 2009
– The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) have announced their full support for Connecticut's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week campaign, April 6 through 10. This is the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, and this year's campaign is "Drive to Survive - Our Future is Riding On It!"
Representatives from both utilities attended this morning's press conference at the Connecticut Department of Transportation offices in Newington.
CL&P and Yankee Gas can have up to 800 work vehicles on the road on a typical day.
"Our employees are working and traveling the highways every day, so roadway safety is one of our top concerns," said Dana Louth, vice president, Energy Delivery Services, CL&P. "We are committed to the safety of our employees and want them to return home safely to their families at the end of the work day."
"Construction season in Connecticut means there's an increase in the number of utility employees working near or in roadways," said Marc Andrukiewicz, vice president, Operations, Yankee Gas. "We're asking motorists to always look out for our employees, slow down and pay attention to speed limits when driving through work zones."
Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, "Work Zone Safety Awareness Week" was developed to reduce the number of serious injury crashes occurring in construction or work zone areas. Nationwide in 2007, there were 835 fatalities in work zone crashes, which was a 17 percent reduction from 2006, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
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The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is an active member in the communities it serves, offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com.
Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 205,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut's energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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