[UPDATE] Power Restored to New Canaan

Connecticut Light and Power has restored power to all New Canaan customers.


[UPDATE] 10 p.m. CL&P has restored power to all New Canaan customers. 

[UPDATE] 8:27 p.m. The number of CL&P customers in New Canaan without power is down to 796. 

[UPDATE] 6:36 p.m. According to Mike Handler, CL&P is on site at the South Avenue substation and has predicted that power will be restored between 9:30 and 10 p.m. tonight. 

Original Story

, which still has 1,177 residences without power, 1,917 residences in New Canaan have reported outages. 

According to New Canaan Office of Emergency Management Director Mike Handler, there is a line down at the South Avenue substation and CL&P has been alerted. There is no estimate yet as to when power will be restored. 

Handler encourages residents to report outages to CL&P at 1-800-286-2000.

Stay Patched in for details as they become available. 

Stan August 07, 2012 at 04:02 AM
If nothing else, constant and lingering power outages are good for those in the generator business.
Esprit de Corps August 07, 2012 at 05:45 AM
Mr./Ms. Holllywood2 why do you bring up gardening when the loss of power is serious? Perhaps someone’s food has spoiled and it would be expensive to replace. Also, where is my $100 for “outing” Dumbar? Would you like a payment plan? Interest rates are very low and terms are very generous. A gentleman/lady always pays his/her debts.
Glen K Dunbar August 07, 2012 at 12:28 PM
First, as for tree trimming. Many can't afford it. It is up to CLP and the tree warden to do that ALL. I will also state that train service was not operating last eve when I came home at least. I had to take a cab from Stamford (YUK) Lucky the guy spoke english. At any rate. It was VERY inconvenient. I do NOT blame the railroad. I DO blame CLP for shutting off the power for NO good reason?? Why do they always do this to us. Unfair. Glen
Tom Wilson August 08, 2012 at 02:01 PM
If you were to organize a bill-paying boycott, that might get CLP's attention.
Juscelino M. Acevedo August 08, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Tom, I completely agree with you. Although I do not live in New Canaan (I have lived in Norwalk since 2004), my power has NEVER gone out until about two years ago. Now EVERY little wind causes a power outage. In all honesty, I understand that you cannot avoid certain, natural situations, but one would think that CL&P would have their act together by now. I am tired of complaining, so does anyone know of any REAL action that can be taken regarding this situation?


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