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United Illuminating Making Progress, Will Issue Timeline Thursday Morning

Power still out to 137,000 customers.

Like the larger CL&P, United Illuminating expects to have a timeline of when power will be restored to the great majority of its customers by Thursday morning.

CEO Jim Torgerson said at a televised briefing Wednesday morning that he understood the frustration of those in the 17 towns that UI serves in Connecticut.

"I understand these outages are a hardship on all our customers who are out," he said.

Torgerson said that UI was concentrating first on each town's top ten priorities, which were determined before the storm. He said there were line and tree crews in every town, and that another 20 workers from Nova Scotia would start working Thursday.

"We'll have over 900 resources on the ground," he said, to work on downed lines in more than 1,800 locations. More than 70,000 customers have been restored since the peak of the storm.

Goldie Nijensohn November 01, 2012 at 01:03 AM
As the weather turns colder, it no longer is an inconvenience but a serious matter where thousands of homes may be at risk of frozen pipes without heat. Irene didn't pose this problem and seven days without power were bad enough. Now, though, the clock is ticking.
Rose November 01, 2012 at 02:34 AM
This is a bunch of bull!! There was no wind & blue sky's from Tuesday morning. They should stop assessing & start doing!!!! This seems to be the worst ever!
Donna Cropley November 01, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I think 3 days is the maximum UI should be allowed. They service less customers than CL&P so today should be the day we have power re-stored.

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