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Preparing For a Fall Snowfall

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Connecticut residents and businesses are preparing for an October snowfall with the potential to cause problems with the electric grid.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Director of Forestry, Chris Martin, isn’t quite sure what will come of the storm but says there may be some possible power outages and property damage. “The weight of snow on leaves doesn’t always mix too well. We could see some power outages, some damage to property, it’s hard to say at this point whether it’s going to be anything significant or not” says Martin.

Connecticut Light and Power spokesman, Mitch Gross, warns costumers about potential problems but assures them that 100-percent of their crews are ready for whatever the weather brings. “We’re ready. We have all of our crews on call. We want to make sure that our customers are ready too, just in case there are problems” says Gross.

The impending storm certainly is a cause for concern for Connecticut residents but there are ways to prepare. Gross mentioned that flashlights, extra batteries, a first aid kit, water, food, and a full tank of gas are helpful tools to have when preparing for the weather.

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