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Report: Greenwich Officials Probe CL&P On Possibility Of Underground Power Lines

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Greenwich is asking Connecticut’s largest utility to provide details on what it would take to install underground power lines to avoid outages in storms.

The Greenwich Time reports that the town has asked Connecticut Light & Power to detail what would it would take to bury lines in four areas.

The town has submitted maps showing the four areas it wants the utility to examine.

Mitch Gross, a spokesman for the utility, said it’s reviewing the four locations to determine if reliability would be improved. He says burying cables would require much more than digging a trench.

At a November 2011 forum in Greenwich CL&P spokesman Thomas Dorsey said it would cost $1.2 billion to bury the town’s 347 miles of overhead power lines.

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