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Eversource Crews Respond to Damage and Power Outages After Connecticut Storm

Nov. 16, 2020
The storm brought intense rain and heavy wind to Eversource's service territory.

Hundreds of Eversource line and tree crews are working urgently to restore power following the intense wind and rainstorm Sunday night 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 clear blocked roads, assess damage and restore power to customers impacted by the storm.

As of 9 a.m., crews have restored power to about 20,000 customers since the storm began. About 17,400 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 western part of the state,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “Our crews are working feverishly in communities affected by this storm to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We realize how difficult it 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 has their power restored.” 

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