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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gains Made in Restoring Power

Crews worked through the night and day to restore power to the thousands of Westport customers in the dark as the result of Tropical Storm Irene.

At 11:30 p.m., CL&P said 4.545 customers or 36 percent of those in Westport were still without power.

This represented a gain of slightly more than 2,000 customers restored in three hours tonight.


Posted 08/30/11 at 03:30 AM  Permalink


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anyone have any news when cablevision will restore its service?

Posted by Joe Witz on August 29, 2011 at 03:39 PM | #

Happy to NOW be part of the 40%!

Posted by Peter Flatow on August 29, 2011 at 03:56 PM | #

All I hear all day is how long it is taking CL&P to get our power restored.  Well, I say…THANK YOU for a superlative job done in a very short amount of time!  This was a major storm with far reaching outages.  I have no complaints!  Keep up the great work!

Midge Deverin

Posted by Midge Deverin on August 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM | #

Irene turned Westport into a maze.  Driving out?  Oops, blocked by a downed tree on Roseville.  Alternate route?  Oops again.  Is there an app for this?

Posted by Allan Siegert on August 30, 2011 at 02:53 AM | #

Under normal circumstances, being part of a 53 percent majority could be nice.  In this case, the term “majority rules” seems to be the rule that one must periodically pour gas into a generator.

Posted by Allan Siegert on August 30, 2011 at 03:06 AM | #

Nice to see the progress!
Ironically, in 13 years, the only time I see input voltage of 120 is during these somewhat annoying times when I have to gas up a generator.
Meanwhile, I’m seeing AT&T wifi strongly outside of B&N (although ironically the store wasn’t opened this afternoon).  The Library wifi was reportedly overloaded by the many who filled the parking lot.  Westport wifi at the RR station was on but not connected to the Internet.  MIA was Optimum.  They seem to be down and can’t get up ... Even with their sites around town.  Has anyone seen a statement from them?

Posted by Allan Siegert on August 30, 2011 at 04:06 AM | #

CL&P have done a MUCH better job with this than Cablevision/Optimum. I haven’t heard or seen a single substantive service update since the storm hit, only one generic “We’re working really hard to help you!” email. The last update I could find on their website (from work, of course…no CATV or internet at home) was dated 8/26. They could definitely take a lesson on response and communication from CL&P in this case.

Posted by Jeff Kiker on August 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM | #

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