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Linemen Restore Power Following Connecticut Wind Storm

March 5, 2021
Crews worked in bitterly cold temperatures to get the lights back on following strong winds in Connecticut.

Hundreds of Eversource line and tree workers made significant progress on around-the-clock restoration efforts as strong winds continued across the state the morning of March 2. Crews were working to clear blocked roads, assess the damage and restore power as quickly and safely as possible. 

As of 11:30 a.m., crews restored power to more than 32,000 customers since the storm began. Eversource expected to have the vast majority of the remaining 14,000 customers without power back on line by Wednesday at 6 p.m. – with many being restored sooner.

“Consistent, strong winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour have been roaring across the state since the storm began last night, bringing down tree limbs and causing significant damage to the electric system,” Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “Working through the night, our crews made good progress while operating under our COVID-19 pandemic plan and battling the bitter cold and persistent winds. The potential for strong winds to cause additional outages will persist through the day, and we’ll continue to shift resources to the hardest-hit areas as our dedicated employees work non-stop until every customer has their power back.” 

Downed trees caused damage to the electric system as shown in the photo below. 

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