Thousands of Connecticut Residents Without Power [UPDATED]

Update Midnight

* CL&P: 747 

*UI: 93

Update, 8 p.m.

Statewide outages are steadily decreasing.

  • CL&P: 3,072
  • UI: 30

Update, 7:18 p.m. 

CL&P is reporting 4,396 outages across the state. Outages reported by United Illuminating number 778.

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More than 5,000 Connecticut residents are in the dark as of 7 p.m. and that number is likely to increase as there is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for the state. 

Connecticut Light & Power is reporting 5,149 outages including 878 in Enfield, 1,226 in Cromwell, 153 in Newtown, and 102 in Brookfield. 

United Illuminating was reporting 752 outages with 750 of them coming from Milford as of 6:30 p.m. but by 7 p.m. the utility claims no outages. 

The entire state may receive thunderstorms tonight. 

Monica July 02, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Settlers is ok
Jim Eastwood July 03, 2014 at 04:02 AM
IGOR RIGHT AGAIN !!! Suzanne you don't get it ----they want the power 100% of the time and their Trees to----TRIM Them !!! Nice job CL&P UI in getting the Power Back !!!!
Philip July 03, 2014 at 07:57 AM
Why don't they bury the lines and end this recurring nightmare. I'm sick of all my money going to benefit illegals and freeloaders - they don't even bother to fix the potholes on streets - yet my taxes are half my mortgage.
Igor July 03, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Good idea, but expect to see it in rates.
Elyse July 03, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Burying lines is VERY expensive. You'd have to rip up sidewalkers, yards, etc. Even though towns own X amount of feet from the curb, many people have plantings, trees, etc. Expect screams of lawsuits whe your pried rosebush is destroyed and then.... all the lines have to go to your house. Your hard will be ripped up. And you get to pay for that out of pocket as well. So yes, TRIM trees, do NOT plant trees that grow excessively large. In other words, dont buy what the nurseries say are 'great'. Go with what won't take out power lines or fall on your house (for God's sake, avoid white pine!)


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