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Eversource Crews Respond to Damage and Power Outages in Connecticut

Oct. 1, 2020
A rain and wind storm caused power outages for thousands of customers.

Hundreds of Eversource line and tree crews are working urgently to restore power following the intense wind and rain storm overnight that left thousands of Connecticut customers without power. Operating under its COVID-19 pandemic plan and adhering to strict safety protocols, Eversource crews are working to address emergency situations, clear blocked roads, assess damage and restore power to customers impacted by the strong storm.

As of 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 30, crews have restored power to more than 37,000 customers since the storm began. About 12,000 Eversource customers in Connecticut remain without power as a result of the storm. 

“The combination of heavy rain saturating the ground and high winds that hit the state caused trees already weakened by the prolonged drought to come down, taking power lines with them and leaving thousands of customers without power especially in the eastern and western parts of the state. Our crews are working feverishly in communities affected by this storm to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “We realize after the recent storms in Connecticut, the last thing anyone wants is to be without power, especially with many customers still working and learning from home during this unprecedented time, and we will work non-stop until every customer is back on line.”

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