HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Light & Power says roughly 192,000 customers who experienced extended outages following an October snow storm will receive credits in next month’s bills.

The utility said Wednesday that each will receive a credit of $140.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy welcomed the credits but said the real task is making sure utility companies are better prepared for the next major weather event. He said his office is preparing to propose a bill that will raise standards for utilities’ storm preparation and response.

The storm that hit on Oct. 29 smashed records for snowfall and power outages in Connecticut.

A total of 225,000 customers who were still without power by noon on Nov. 5 were eligible for the credits, but they had to notify the utility.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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