HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told his state agency commissioners to help in an investigation into why hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses had no power for more than a week following a fierce pre-Halloween snowstorm.

At a meeting Tuesday with the commissioners, Malloy also urged agencies to review action plans and how they responded to the storm and its aftermath.

Connecticut Light & Power says about 21,000 customers are still without power, 10 days after the storm dumped a foot of snow in parts of the state and brought down trees, branches and power lines.

That represents nearly 2 percent of the utility’s 1.2 million customers. CL&P has promised that all customers will have power restored by Wednesday night.

The state investigation will look at restoration plans by CL&P and United Illuminating.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Mad MaxtaxstateCT says:

    Here’s what Malloy’s “independent” Commission will find, after spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars: 1. Trees fell on power lines and broke them. 2. Power transfer lines were damaged. 3. Power transformers were damaged. And, most important, 4. none of the blame falls on Malloys’ shoulders. By the way, this is perfect timing forthis announcement; on Election Day.

  2. Mary Carrellas says:

    How come we don’t have a press conference everyday till the potholes from last winter are filled?
    We are charged the highest gas taxes in the nation and day after day the roads are full of teeth jarring holes.
    Maybe we need crews from other states to come and fix our roads as well!
    Governor Malloy is grandstanding.

  3. Harry says:

    I find Malloy’s behaviour worse than CL&P. Goverment by bullying and storming away rather than having conversatoins. He is acting like either a 6 year old or a politician. I do see he had time to get a new hair dye job – maybe while he spent yesterday in Boston. CL&P may have demonstrated lack of planning and communication he has demonstrated total lack of leadership. When his commissions finds that CL&P did a good job due to the severity of the storm is Malloy going to storm out of that meeting and waste more time with another study. Rather than saying CL&P needs a new leader it is obvious we do

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