Autumn Nor’easter

A fallen tree and snapped telephone pole blocked Cooke Street in Plainville after a snowstorm October 29. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Downed Trees Blamed For Most Outages In October Snowstorm

An investigation by federal regulators and a utility group found that downed trees rather than transmission system outages were largely to blame for widespread power outages during a freak October snowstorm in the Northeast last year.


October nor'easter utility plea (Courtesy William Kuntz)

Report: CL&P Not Prepared For Autumn Storm

An independent consultant says Connecticut’s largest utility wasn’t prepared for a record-setting snowstorm in October and its failure to put repair crews in place before the storm delayed efforts to restore power.



Hearing To Examine Insurers’ Storm Response

State lawmakers want to learn more about how the insurance industry responded to the two recent storms to hit Connecticut – the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the October nor’easter.


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Malloy Calls On Commissioners To Help In Storm Investigation

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.


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Storm Poses Tough Choices For School Districts

Officials in the handful of Connecticut schools still closed after last month’s snowstorm are hoping power is restored quickly enough to resume classes Wednesday.