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Postby hayes1966 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:20 pm

With the hurricane-like weather currently hitting our area, our electric system is taking on damage leaving some of our customers without service. Right now, we are responding to emergency situations and assessing system damage. Our own employees, in addition to contractor crews, are ready to respond once it is safe to do so.

The weather forecast calls for sustained strong winds for many more hours. Because of this, we expect that our system will continue to take on more damage resulting in additional outages. CL&P is warning customers that service may not return for an extended period of time.

If you experience an outage, please call 800-286-2000 or go to www.cl-p.com (via PC or mobile device) to report it. It's important that you report an outage even if you think your neighbors may have already reported it. The more information we have, the better we are able to improve our assessment of damage and make repairs.

Please stay safe. The storm is leaving massive amounts of damage and debris including downed tree limbs and power lines.

Important Safety Reminders:
• If you see a downed power line, always assume it is live; do not go near it, and never drive over the line.
• If you use a generator, follow all safety precautions and be sure it is ventilated properly.
• If you use a cell phone, be sure to save your power.
• Food in your refrigerator will keep for 6 to 9 hours, and food in your freezer will keep between 36 and 48 hours. It will help to minimize the number of times the door is opened.
• For information on emergency disaster services, including shelters, please contact the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 (800-RED-CROSS) or online at www.redcross.org.


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Postby Mike-Sid » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Thank you Mr. CL&P spokesman and saftey police!! You forgot to tell us not to run with scissors! Now I see why the UI is way ahead of CL&P in restorations!

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Postby hayes1966 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:04 am

Thank you, I posted that just for you.
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Postby GreggAndrews » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:36 pm

OK,

Touch downed powerlines, improperly wire generator into house wiring, run with scissors.

GOT IT! Thanks! :D
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Postby hayes1966 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:16 pm

Despite the notices about generators in the papers, press etc, there were still instances where people were back feeding into the system. Some people don't get the fact that transformers work both ways!
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Postby mu2bdriver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:35 am

Some people can't even get food, water, or gas before a storm and you throw the term 'backfeeding' into the mix. You just blew their mind...some will never get it like the family in northern NJ who were using their generator in the garage which was attached to the home. You know how this story ends...


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