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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s governor says he expects Monday night’s high tide will cause flooding that will take out power substations and sewage treatment facilities along the state’s shoreline.

United Illuminating vice president Tony Marone says a favorable wind shift allowed that company to escape the morning’s high tide with only minor flooding at two Bridgeport substations, and both kept operating.

But, he says it is probable the company will have to shut the stations down Monday night, a move that would affect about 40,000 customers.

Bill Quinlan, a senior vice president at Connecticut Light & Power says his company began building a dyke Monday around its Stamford substation in an attempt to prevent flooding there. He says the company also is concerned about flooding tonight at its Branford substation.

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

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