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Eversource Prepares to Respond to Significant Snowstorm

Dec. 16, 2020
The energy company anticipates considerable snow amounts and positions crews across Connecticut before the storm hits.

As a major snowstorm makes its way to New England, Eversource is keeping a close eye on the track of the storm and is ready for the heavy snow and strong winds that are expected to impact Connecticut on the evening of Dec. 16 and on Dec. 17.

While continuing to operate under its COVID-19 pandemic plan and adhering to its strict social distancing and safety measures, the energy company will have line and tree crews pre-positioned around the state to respond to any damage or outages caused by this storm. Eversource is also bringing in out-of-state crews to assist with restoring power if needed and has added customer care representatives to the company’s call centers to assist customers during the storm.

“We began monitoring this storm over the weekend and continue to closely watch its path and are adjusting our plan as needed,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “The amount of snow expected may make travel conditions challenging for our crews, so we’re staging extra staff and equipment in our work centers across the state to ensure we’re ready to repair any damage we may see from this storm. We also remind customers that restorations may take longer as we ensure the safety of our employees and customers while working under the challenging conditions related to the pandemic.”

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