As today's high winds continue to make their way through the state, Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) has opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Berlin.
Over 100 CL&P and contractor line and tree crews are at work restoring power to CL&P customers affected by outages. "We have had a report of winds gusts over 50 miles per hour and have already restored power to about 8,100 customers today," said Al Roy, CL&P's manager of emergency management. "We continue to work closely with state officials to coordinate our efforts and have a team of employees who are communicating with officials in the towns affected by the storm."
During the storm, CL&P is encouraging customers to:
·Keep a radio or TV tuned to local broadcast stations for the latest weather conditions.
·Report your power outage by calling CL&P at 800-286-2000, or 860-947-2000 in the Hartford/Meriden area. Our automated phone system rapidly processes your report and helps us speed restoration efforts. It also provides restoration estimates as soon as they’re available.
·If you see wires down, stay away and report them by calling 9-1-1. Assume any downed, hanging or burning power lines are live and stay away from them. If a power line falls on your vehicle while you’re inside, stay there. Don’t touch anything outside the vehicle and wait for emergency crews.