Utility crews continue restoring power ahead of third potential nor’easter

Line crews were in Haddam Sunday working to restore power to customers in the dark for days.

HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — 1,200 people in Connecticut remain without power as of 4:30pm Sunday following Wednesday’s powerful nor’easter.

As crews continue to work around the clock restoring power, they are also keeping their eyes on another storm threatening the east coast.

At the height of last week’s storm, close to 150,000 customers were without power.

Eversource said they had 36 crews working in Haddam alone Sunday morning to restore power.  Haddam was one of the worst hit areas in the storm.  Crews say there are still downed wires in the locations without power and to treat those lines as live and energized.

Eversource says they’re also watching a potential nor’easter Monday into Tuesday extremely closely.

“Job number one is to get the remaining customers back on as quickly and safely as we can,” spokesperson Mitch Gross said.  “In the meantime, we prepare for severe weather everyday. We’re watching the forecast and if need be, we’ll be ready one more time.”

Eversource says they hope to have everyone without power back up and running by 11pm Sunday.

“We understand how trying it is for our customers to be without power and we truly appreciate their patience throughout this massive power restoration,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations in Connecticut Michael Hayhurst. “This continues to be a demanding task for crews, especially considering they’ve been working non-stop to address extensive damage from two storms across the state for a full week now. Our team in the field and behind the scenes is committed to working hard until every single customer has power back.”

United Illuminating said power has been restored to almost all of their cutomers.

“As of 4 p.m., service had been restored to virtually all of the customers who lost power in the Wednesday night storm, which delivered a punishing combination of whipping winds and wet, heavy snow. UI customers remaining without service included those with electrical issues on the property that prevented immediate reconnection. Over the course of the event, the company restored electric service to a cumulative total of more than 46,000 customers.”

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