Posted on January 18, 2019 by admin
Please see the message below from Eversource regarding the snow storm expected to impact our area this weekend.
As always, you may contact my office with questions. Please be safe!
Eversource is Ready for the First Snowstorm of the Year
Company encourages customers to prepare
BERLIN, Conn. (January 18, 2019) – With a powerful storm making its way across the country that is expected to bring snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain to Connecticut this weekend followed by frigid temperatures, Eversource is ready to address any storm-related power outages or damage to the electric system. The energy company has line workers, tree crews and support staff ready to respond and is encouraging customers to also prepare for the possibility of outages.
“We are closely monitoring weather conditions and planning accordingly so we have crews in position to respond and be there for our customers when they need us,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric System Operations Mike Hayhurst. “Given the extremely cold temperatures we’re expecting following the storm, it’s crucial for customers to take precautions and prepare in the event of power outages.”
Eversource recommends customers assemble or restock a storm kit with essential items, including pet food and medications, before a storm strikes. The energy company also offers the following tips on its website to help customers prepare for emergencies:
Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.
Additional preparedness tips can be found at the Storm Preparedness section at Eversource.com.