Posted on August 6, 2020 by agallagher
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
My office has been in contact with both United Illuminating and Eversource – regarding the state-wide outages after Isaias. Below are updates provided by both companies.
United Illuminating (UI) is assessing the damage with prioritization on debris removal, municipal priority locations (each town has 10 priority locations), and larger outages. Each town will have two dedicated crews to working to secure hazards by clearing the debris, fallen trees, and downed wires.
As of today, UI has restored power to approximately 48,000 customers from an onset of 127,000 outages.
EVERSOURCE has requested that out-of-state crews remain through the weekend, to continue restoring power to those affected. Their priorities are clearing roads of downed trees, branches, and wires; as well as, restoring power to critical facilities.
As of this afternoon, Eversource has restored power to more than 332,000 customers since the storm began, while they are still working on reestablishing power to approximately 533,000 additional Connecticut customers.
Southington Transfer Station is waiving the required permit for brush drop off only, today (W 08/06) and tomorrow (Th 08/07) from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, and will resume normal operations Saturday (08/08).
My office will continue to communicate with both Eversource and UI to provide the most up to date information.
Please continue to reach me at my legislative office so I may assist you with any needs.
State Rep. John Fusco, 81st CT General Assembly District
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