Local Conn. Leaders to Discuss Utility Outages

Posted by jcashman

Courtesy of myfoxboston.com

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) โ€” Leaders of seven Connecticut cities and towns are expected to discuss how recent utility outages caused by the October snowstorm and the remnants of Hurricane Irene affected their municipalities.

Gov. Dannel Malloy created the so-called “Two Storm Committee” which is meeting Tuesday to continue its review of the preparedness, response and recovery efforts regarding those two storms.

Officials from Connecticut Light and Power and The United Illuminating Co. will be among the first speakers at the meeting. Representatives from AT&T and Verizon Wireless are also expected.

The local mayors and first selectmen leaders are scheduled to appear during the afternoon session.

At the peak, more than 830,000 CL&P businesses and homes were out of power following the freak October snowstorm. It took more than a week to restore the electricity.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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  3. About 70,000 Without Power in Conn. Ahead of Irene
  4. Verizon Wireless to Pay $10B Dividend to Owners
  5. Explaining the Slow Response to October Snowstorm in CT: Not Enough Time to Prepare or Unpaid Out-of-State Crews from Irene Holding a Grudge?

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