A band of strong thunderstorms has caused some headaches for morning commuters and knocked out power to several thousand people.
(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Eversource says thousands of its customers were without power in the Naugatuck Valley this morning. Spokesman Mitch Gross says equipment problems brought on by the bitterly cold weather are the cause. […]
Connecticut Light & Power says crews who traveled to Pennsylvania and New York last week to help restore power after last week’s storm have completed work there and are returning to Connecticut
Utility companies in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are bracing for more power outages as a fast-moving storm is expected to drop heavy wet snow that could wipe out the progress they’ve made.
A powerful winter storm that swept into the Northeast Friday led to dozens of accidents and shortages at gas stations in Connecticut as residents braced for possible power outages and wind damage along the shoreline, where some are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has launched a review of standards used to measure the overall service quality of local utility companies to determine if they are adequate.
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.
Legislation sets emergency performance standards for utilities
Connecticut Light & Power officials say more than 1,100 customers in Meriden lost power after several helium balloons got away from a vendor at the city’s Daffodil Festival and knocked out a transformer.
Malloy says power company failed its customers