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Malloy Calls On Commissioners To Help In Storm Investigation

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(Pool photo/Bettina Hansen/Hartford Courant)

(Pool photo/Bettina Hansen/Hartford Courant)

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.)

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