October 30, 2011 Leave a comment
This morning’s news isn’t bright for nearly 2.7 million power clusters in New England, and nearly 800,000 in Connecticut. They are without power as a result of last night’s
winter snow storm. Connecticut’s powerless tally is worse than when Hurricane Irene struck the state in late August, leaving hundreds of thousands without power for days.
Updated (12:10 PM): Governor Malloy confirms that nearly 820,000 without power. Multiple cell towers down. Situation more complex than during Irene. Outage numbers continue to increase as snow melts off weighed down trees and they pop back up and knock into power lines. Governor won’t cancel Halloween.
Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy said the storms power outages are the worse the state’s ever experienced and told the state’s residents to prepare for “extensive and long-term power outages.” He also advised that some residents could be without power for up to a week.