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
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s “disappointed” in the number of out-of-state crews that had promised to help Connecticut recover from last weekend’s nor’easter.
So many trees and utility wires are down across Connecticut that many local officials are urging parents not to bring their children trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Utilities scrambled Monday to restore power to nearly 8 million homes and businesses left in the dark by Hurricane Irene.
More than 4 million homes and businesses were without power Sunday morning as Hurricane Irene continued to roar up the East Coast and took aim at the New York City area and New England.