Connecticut Light and Power says the five major storms the last two years have cost it $462.4 million dollars — and it is asking permission to pass $414 million of that on to ratepayers starting in December of next year.
Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. Drivers were out before dawn to line up for their rations.
A nor’easter is bringing Connecticut its first snowfall of the season along with strong gusty winds only days after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.
State Police are investigating whether snow from a nor’easter played a role in a fatal car crash in Lebanon.
Some schools around Connecticut are closing early as a nor’easter approaches with a barrage of gusty winds and rain or snow.
Connecticut regulators say Connecticut Light & Power’s response to two destructive storms last year was inadequate and its performance will be a factor in requests for rate increases.
Connecticut’s attorney general is criticizing the state’s two major utilities over last fall’s snowstorm cleanup and wants state regulators to reject some reimbursements.
A report commissioned by Northeast Utilities says subsidiary Connecticut Light & Power did not fully recognize the risks of the weather forecast about 36 hours before a destructive October snow storm and failed to aggressively pursue help from other utilities.
The electricity may be back on and the downed branches may be stacked by the side of the road — but Connecticut residents haven’t seen the last of the effects of the October nor’easter .