Utilities set for snow, possible power outages

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s electric utilities are watching the storm with an eye towards making sure any outages are repaired as quickly as possible.

The forecast for heavy, wet snow has the potential to damage tree limbs and power lines.

“We pre-stage our people to be in the areas that we expect to be hardest hit,” Connecticut Light & Power spokesman Frank Poirot said. For this storm, that includes coastal areas and Northeast Connecticut.

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United Illuminating, which sent crews to Pennsylvania last week to help residents there get power back after last week’s storm, says they have all their crews available to respond to any outages, spokesman Michael West said.

CL&P offered this list of suggestions for a “Shopping for a Storm Kit” in case you lose power:

  • Flashlights with spare batteries
  • A battery-operated radio or TV
  • First-aid kit and medications
  • Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated foods
  • A manual can opener
  • Bottled water
  • Baby or pet supplies (if needed)
  • Important phone numbers
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