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Eversource Responds to Damage and Power Outages as Nor'easter Moves Through Connecticut

March 15, 2023
Lineworkers contended with heavy, wet snow and blocked roads during the restoration.

As of March 14, hundreds of Eversource line and tree crews worked to restore power as the nor’easter moved through Connecticut delivering heavy snow, rain and wind causing damage and power outages primarily in Litchfield County. Crews responded to emergency situations and blocked roads while assessing damage and restoring power to customers impacted by the storm when weather conditions safely allow.

Lineworkers from as far away as Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas worked alongside Eversource crews. As of 4 p.m. on March 14, they restored power to more than 12,800 customers since the storm began. About 14,000 Eversource customers in Connecticut remained without power as a result of the severe storm.  

“This is a complex storm with different conditions and challenges depending on the location,” said Eversource President of Connecticut Electric Operations Steve Sullivan. “As expected, heavy, wet snow is weighing down tree branches and bringing down entire trees in some cases, causing outages in several communities in the higher elevations and we’re expecting the winds to pick up this afternoon and tonight which will add to the problem. The storm also caused slippery travel making it more challenging for our crews to get to damage locations and restore power. The high winds can make it unsafe for crews to immediately go up in the buckets to restore power. Nonetheless, we are committed to staying on the job until all of our customers affected by this storm have their power back.”

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