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Utility Stands By Restoration Projection

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Light & Power says seven times its normal number of line crews are working to restore power after the October snow storm, and it remains on track to restore electricity to 99 percent of its customers by midnight Sunday.

The utility reported about 128,000 customers without power by late Saturdaynight. That’s down from about 300,000 on Friday and 830,000 at the peak of the outages.

That means about 10 percent of CL&P’s customers were in the dark.  Several thousand customers were being restored each hour, Saturday night.

CL&P’s web site has the latest town-by-town numbers.

The utility’s chief operating officer, Jeffrey Butler, said at a press conference Saturday that customers who pay their October bills late won’t be charged a fee.

He also said the utility must do a better job communicating about changing conditions.

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