5 Percent of New Canaan Residents Without Power Friday Afternoon [UPDATED]

Over 400 residents are affected by outages Friday afternoon, according to CL&P.


Updated, 7:26 p.m.

Over 400 New Canaan residents are currently without power, according to CL&P.

As of 7:16 p.m., 484 customers, or 5 percent, are currently affected out of the total number of New Canaan residents served by CL&P.

Check back with New Canaan Patch for updates on this story.

Marcia Strousse February 01, 2013 at 10:55 PM
When will power.be restored? Mds5@aol.com
Graham February 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM
We have third world infrastructure due to a state public utility commission that disallows utilities to pass on the cost of capital improvements to rate payers. It is amazing how docile voters are in terms of putting up with this. This is one of the wealthiest corners of the Earth and basic services are substandard. People from rural corners of the planet with much lower per capital GDP sunk their wires a generation ago. But with an ideological opposition to rational utility regulation, we will probably not do so a generation from now. So, we might as well get used to this.
Gary Glenbrook February 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM
The Advertiser, of course, has updagted info. http://www.ncadvertiser.com/18494/friday-evening-power-outage/
Tom February 02, 2013 at 12:18 AM
How about we demand the removal of the current CEO and Board of Northeast Utilities, and the clawback of all salary and stock options, or we demand the resignation of our governor and utility board for allowing these incompetent miscreants to remain the State' near monopolistic power supplier?
dave watanabe February 02, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Sadly, you are so right. It's ironic that every new house built or every property undergoing extensive renovation, has had to bury lines leading from the house to the pole for the last 20 plus years in anticipation that the street lines would be buried. But, no, we're still waiting.
canaan guy February 02, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Have any idea what the cost would be to bury every line? Suck it up and deal with a little inconveience occasionally. Unless of course to are willing to pay the conctruction bill for everyone.
S Dogood February 02, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Dave, Not every new home or extensive renovation is required to bury their power lines. We bult a new home in 2003 and it was not required.


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