Connecticut Light & Power

LIPA crews working. (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Looking To Avoid Repeat Of Sandy, Say They’re Ready

Heavy snow and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines.

02/08/2013

Two storms were set to collide over the Tri-State Area on Feb. 8, 2013, leading to huge amounts of snowfall and blizzard conditions throughout the region. (Graphic: CBS 2)

Monster Snowstorm Bears Down On Tri-State Area; Blizzard Warning Issued

How much and how bad? That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind Thursday as two powerful storm systems head toward the Tri-State Area.

02/07/2013

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen System

The five-year “System Resiliency Plan” proposed by Connecticut Light & Power focuses on three initiatives: tree trimming, use of coated thicker-gauge wire, and strengthening utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.

01/16/2013

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Burying Power Lines In Stamford

Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.

01/02/2013

Generators in use after Sandy (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ridgefield First Selectman Wants CL&P To Sell Customers Generators

One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.

11/26/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy tours damage from Sandy in Stonington (credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy: Sandy Response Better Than Irene, Halloween Storm

Malloy credits, in large part, the drills held over the summer for the response to Sandy.

11/08/2012

Sandy's damage in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

CL&P Pledges Restoration By Tues. As Napolitano Tours Sandy Damage In Connecticut

Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for Connecticut Light & Power, told reporters on Thursday he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

11/01/2012

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Four Connecticut Counties Declared Disaster Areas As Outages Reduced

Gov. Dan Malloy says four Connecticut counties that include the state’s battered shoreline have been declared disaster areas by the federal government.

10/31/2012

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Gov. Malloy: All State Employees Should Return To Work Wednesday

The governor said Superstorm Sandy is over and the state has now begun the process of assessing damage and getting lives back to normal.

10/30/2012

A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Connecticut Utilities Seek Extra Workers Ahead Of Storm

For the state’s utilities, the storm could be the biggest test since the October 2011 snowstorm that left hundreds of thousands without power for days. And to those looking to enjoy Halloween, it could mean a repeat of last year.

10/26/2012

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Forecast Models Indicate ‘Frankenstorm’ Likely To Slam East Coast

Tri-State Area officials are bracing for a gale-force storm that’s expected to hit most of the East Coast next week.

10/25/2012

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Power Restored In Most Of Greenwich After Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines

Connecticut Light & Power said it is still working to restore power to 100 customers. Earlier Monday, virtually every home and business in Greenwich was without power.

08/06/2012

Con Edison works on restoring power. (credit:  Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Thunderstorms, Thousands Left Without Power In Tri-State Area

As of Saturday afternoon, the Long Island Power Authority reported that 130 of its customers are without power, most of which reside in Hempstead, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead.

06/23/2012

FILE - Children play in water sprayed from a fire hydrant in the Bronx. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Residents Feeling The Heat With Thursday Shaping Up To Be Even Hotter

On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.

06/20/2012

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