Utilities called in reinforcements from across Atlantic Canada and New England on Monday as they began the slow and painstaking process of restoring power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses left in the dark following a powerful snowstorm.
Heavy bands of snow and strong winds Thursday threatened to create near-blizzard conditions in Maine to be followed by the coldest weather in three years — conditions severe enough that even skiers reconsidered going outside. Utility officials feared more power failures following the Christmas week ice storm.
Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region.
More than 4,000 Maine residents are still without power a week after an ice storm hit parts of northern New England and utility officials say Sunday’s snowstorm could cause more outages.
The ice that knocked out power to more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada is stubbornly hanging on as frigid temperatures blanket a region from the Great Lakes to New England.
The first snow of the season for some parts of the state has prompted the Connecticut Triple A to remind drivers to take it easy on the roads. First and foremost, slow down. Steve Rourke, […]
As Connecticut first began digging out from a major October snowstorm, its largest electric utility fielded as many as a half-million calls per day from customers who were angry and frustrated over widespread power outages.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for Connecticut following last month’s freak October snow storm that left hundreds of thousands without power for days.
Connecticut’s largest utility was working Tuesday night to finish restoring electricity to its remaining customers still in the dark following the pre-Halloween snow storm that originally knocked out power to more than 830,000 of its customers.
The Republican leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives says lawmakers need to meet for a special legislative session and require additional work crews for utilities, impose minimum staffing levels and other initiatives in the wake of last week’s autumn nor’easter that left hundreds of thousands without power for most of the week.