Connecticut Light & Power
Contract negotiations between Connecticut Light & Power and its workers have deadlocked in a dispute the union blames on the utility trying to avoid being caught short in a major storm.
Connecticut’s biggest utility is using a helicopter to help string new high-voltage transmission lines for a Connecticut and Massachusetts transmission line upgrade.
In letters and calls to town officials, some Simsbury residents are objecting to Connecticut Light and Power plans to cut down about a hundred trees in part of town.
Connecticut Light & Power says seven times its normal number of line crews are working to restore power after the October snow storm, and it remains on track to restore electricity to 99 percent of its customers by midnight Sunday.
Municipal leaders told Connecticut lawmakers on Monday they were frustrated by the response to last month’s tropical storm by the state’s electric utilities, despite assurances from the two largest companies that they did a good job preparing for and responding to Irene.