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Creekers and Pine Orchard: Keep the Faith, Power is Coming

CL&P Town Liaison said there are even more crews than yesterday working to restore Branford power, specifically in Stony Creek and Pine Orchard.

Though the online Connecticut Light & Power outage number has hovered around 20 to 23 percent most of today, power company Town Liaison David Ferrante said residents can rest assure that even more crews than yesterday are working to restore power, specifically in Stony Creek and Pine Orchard. He said residents should see a significant dip in that number by this evening. 

There are lot of crews out in Stony Creek and Pine Orchard. That’s the focus today,” said Ferrante. Yesterday’s focus was the wastewater treatment plant and the schools.

This morning there were about 3,500 customers without power in Branford and Ferrante said about 1,300 of them in Stony Creek and Pine Orchard should have lights on by nightfall. 

During the day crews use the daylight to repair infrastructure, said Ferrante and then when night falls, the power should be switched on.

Yesterday about 12 crews were working in Branford and today it’s even more he said. “There will be more and more crews everyday,” he added.

Barring unforeseen weather events, Ferrante said CL&P should be working on single residences by Sunday with most of the town back up and powered.

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Have issues with your power or still in the dark call CL&P 800-286-2000

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In addition to the major work crews, CL&P also has service crews for individual customers working today on a case-by-case basis.

If your power is still out but your neighbors have power call 800-286-2000, said Ferrante.

To report any outages or downed lines, also call 800-286-2000 so CL&P can document your issue. 

When Sandy struck Branford on Monday, about 87 percent of CL&P customers – about 14,200 – were without power. 

Ginny Curbow November 02, 2012 at 08:48 PM
What about orchard hill rd, Florence?
Diane Queen November 02, 2012 at 09:03 PM
How about Oak Hollow Road?
Sharon bishop November 02, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Cedrus ct?????! We we the last ones in Irene, come on!
Linda Sobolewski November 02, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Great news! But is there any updated info for CL&P on Deforest Drive and Flax Mill Road? Thank you!
Maureen Campagna November 03, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Make sure you call in the outage.
Maureen Campagna November 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
We all assume CL&P knows who is out, but they don't. Call in, they will write up a ticket and submit the outage.
TB November 03, 2012 at 02:49 PM
that's good news but my outage status on the Web site says Monday 6pm and i'm in the creek.
Cjuli183 November 03, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Is there power in Stony Creek yet?
Peter Banca November 03, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Why is it that Stony Creek and Pine Orchard are always last to be serviced by CL&P? This is like the hurricane Irene fiasco again.
Peter Banca November 03, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I suggest that all CL&P customers delay payment of their monthly electric bill by the number of days it took CL&P to restore their power. If everyone in the state would do that it would send a serious message to the utility company by way of their cash flow.
Linda Sobolewski November 03, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Good idea to call in about ongoing outages - it could help! Power went back on in Deforest Drive area just after 12 pm today. It has been a long haul but better than the 7 days it took during Irene. I hope it will be back for everyone in Branford very soon!
TB November 03, 2012 at 05:55 PM
yes stony creek is still without power
Peter Banca November 03, 2012 at 06:05 PM
If you call CL&P they tell you Stony Creek and Pine Orchard will be restored Monday, not today. Who knows what is happening!!!!!
Ginny Curbow November 03, 2012 at 06:28 PM
The U.I was turning entire neighborhoods on at 1 time so it was "easier" for them to issue credits, CL&P for 3 days kept telling us we were restored and we weren't!! You need to call and report, we still have entire complexes and houses on the road without power.
SolarPete November 03, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Oh that is an easy answer cause you live the further out of town they start in the most customers area and old folks home in town and fan out from there I heard Unk will be the last one hooked back to power
Peter Banca November 03, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I just heard a news report that Connecticut is sending power crews to New York before all of our people have their power restored. Who is making decisions like that?
Ginny Curbow November 03, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Ask Malloy. With the power off and colder temps I can't believe that's acceptable to anyone here Gov.
TB November 04, 2012 at 01:22 AM
We have power in the Creek, that being said though i think there are a few streets still without.
Bill Keane November 04, 2012 at 01:52 AM
TB, I'm glad for you! I hope it's not long before everyone is restored. Be well.

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