Connecticut Utilities Brace For More Winter Weather
HARTFORD, CT (AP / WCBS 880) – Connecticut’s two utilities are bracing for the next round of winter, an ice storm that could bring down power lines and cause outages.
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Mitch Gross, spokesman for Connecticut Light & Power, said the state’s largest utility is watching Wednesday’s forecast for the ice storm. He says 175 crews have been asked to bring in extra clothing and are ready for emergencies.
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Gross said Connecticut Light & Power has been in touch with Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and Public Service of New Hampshire for a possible request for help. The three companies are subsidiaries of Northeast Utilities based in Hartford.
Anita Steeves, a spokeswoman for United Illuminating, said trucks are stocked and ready to go, the utility’s call center is on alert and more staff has been added to the operations center.
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