On Aug. 9 on Twitter, Eversource reported that 90% of all of its Connecticut customers had power following Tropical Storm Isaias. As of Sunday night, the crews were focused on restoring power to the remaining 121,000 customers in Connecticut.The line and tree crews were continuing to work around-the-clock to repair the extensive damage caused during Tropical Storm Isaias while adhering to strict COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols. With the support of utility workers from across the country and Canada, more than 2,300 line, tree and support crews were on the ground to restore power.
The energy company identified about 250 miles of downed wire to be repaired. It has also replaced more than 1,000 broken utility poles, 400 damaged transformers, removed more than 4,300 trees and cleared more than 1,200 blocked roads.
To support this massive restoration effort and provide accommodations for the thousands of out-of-state crews, the Eversource logistics team worked to secure more than 6,500 beds for crews and has been serving more than 30,000 meals daily to ensure crews are rested and fed so they can focus on restoring power for customers.