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