Eversource Nearing Total Power Restoration Following Halloween Storm
This article was published on: 11/2/19 4:41 PM by Mike Minarsky
BERLIN, Conn. (November 2, 2019) – Eversource’s restoration efforts in Connecticut are closer to completion following Thursday night’s Halloween windstorm that left tens-of-thousands of customers without power. Utility crews from Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky continue assisting Eversource workers restoring power. At 11 a.m., power had been restored to more than 148,000 customers, while approximately 6,900 customers were without power. Estimated restoration times can be seen at Eversource.com.
“The fierce winds with this storm caused widespread power outages, affecting all of the 149 communities we serve in Connecticut,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations in Connecticut Michael Hayhurst. “We have hundreds of line and tree workers spread out across the state working to get those remaining customers back on. We know how tough it is for them to be without power and won’t stop until every customer has it restored.”
Many of the remaining outages are more complex ones that take additional time to complete and may require assistance from a private electrician or contractor. Lineworkers are going to each of these individual locations to assess what
additional equipment or effort may be required to make repairs.
With the continuing potential for trees weakened by the strong winds to fall onto power lines, Eversource reminds customers to stay far away from any downed wires and to report them to 911 right away. They can report an outage online at www.eversource.com
, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers are also encouraged to download the Eversource mobile app
where they can also report outages or check for updates.
Customers who are without power and using a generator should be sure it has a transfer switch that has been installed by a qualified electrician and the generator is located outdoors and as far from the house or business as possible. Keep it away from doors, windows and air vents to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1.