Five days after Hurricane Sandy touched down in Connecticut, more than 1,100 Brookfield residents and businesses (14 percent) remain without power. The lights have been coming back on slowly over the course of the week but town officials are expecting some significant progress overnight into the weekend.
According to First Selectman Bill Davidson, there were no Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) crews in town Friday morning, however the utility promised to send at least three trucks to Brookfield by 2 p.m., which are expected to work overnight on priority areas.
“Hopefully we have a good priority plan and they keep to it,” Davidson said. If they stick to the plan and work through the night, “We should have really good outcomes by tomorrow morning.
Brookfield might not be 100 percent powered up by Saturday morning, however, as the crews will be working to restore the largest outage areas possible first. Davidson warned that residents suffering without power alone or in groups of two or three may be the last to get it back.
Though, Davidson was optimistic that the vast majority of residents would have power again by Saturday morning, pointing out that the outage figures in Brookfield dropped precipitously the last two nights due to overnight work by the utilities.
Over 165,000 residents and businesses statewide were still out Friday afternoon and CL&P stated they are to help speed up the restoration process.
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