Ten days after the worst storm in 25 years to hit Connecticut, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) crews are restoring power to less than 100 customers affected by Tropical Storm Irene, as well as customers now without power due to Tropical Storm Lee.
"Our primary mission remains restoring power to the last of over 700,000 CL&P customers who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene," said Jeff Butler, CL&P president and chief operating officer. "Nearly all of those now have power and we are also dealing with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Our Emergency Operations Center remains open and we have crews restoring the new outages. We know that some of these outages are affecting customers who were previously without power for an extended period of time. We have placed a high priority on getting these customers restored as quickly and safely as possible."
Previously saturated ground and winds are causing many trees, already in a weakened state due to Irene, to come down.