Connecticut Light and Power  is projecting “substantial completion” of  power restoration
by Monday or Tuesday of next week, though the company’s William Quinlan says some customers may remain without power after that.  He called it a “challenging” target and says if they pull it off it will be “one of the best restorations you’ll see in the industry.”

Quinlan stressed it is an estimate;  he says there’s still a lot of work ahead.  He says wind or heavy rain could slow the work,  The projection also assumes more out-of-state linemen will arrive to bolster their efforts.

Quinlan told a morning briefing at the Emergency Operations Center that service has been restored to 475,000 customers so far,  with about a quarter million remaining without power.


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