power outages

A Connecticut Light & Power Truck heads to Pa. and NY. (Photo by WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

CL&P Crews Return

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


A man scrapes heavy wet snow off of his car.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Storm Heads To Northern New England

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 snow brush being used to clear a car early in the snow storm on February 8, 2013.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Storm Moves Into Connecticut

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.


.(Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay State To Review Local Electric Service

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.


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.


Connecticut State House (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Storm Response Bill Heads to Governor

Legislation sets emergency performance standards for utilities


Power Lines

Festival Balloons Hit Transformer In Meriden, Cause Outages

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 Dannel courtesy gov May 2011

Malloy Gives C L & P an “F”

Malloy says power company failed its customers


Utility Crews Staging - Collinsville Antiques in New Hartford (Bob Arthur Photo)

Malloy ‘Disappointed’ By Out-Of-State Storm Help

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.



Towns Urge No Trick-Or-Treating

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.




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