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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

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. A.G. Wants Utilities To Pay For Failed Response To Irene, Halloween Storm

Connecticut’s Attorney General wants the state’s two major utilities to pay for what he called a failure to plan for and adequately respond to last year’s major storms.

06/11/2012

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Downed Trees To Blame For Most Outages Following Freak October Snowstorm

The report said nearly three-quarters of the transmission line outages occurred when trees fell onto power lines, and that many of the trees are beyond utilities’ rights-of-way.

05/31/2012

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

Connecticut Light & Power Prepares For Summer With Upgrades

The hot and humid summer weather is just around the corner and CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said the system has been boosted to meet demand.

05/21/2012

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

To Fight Outages, CL&P Steps Up Tree Trimming Effort

After last year’s severe weather brought down many trees, which took down many power lines, Connecticut Light & Power has stepped up its tree trimming efforts, but not everyone is on board.

04/10/2012

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Gov. Malloy Approves Northeast Utilities Acquisition Of NStar

Northeast Utilities has agreed to a rate credit for customers, a separate rate freeze for distribution costs, $300 million for system improvements and other demands by Connecticut in exchange for state approval of the utility’s proposal to buy Boston-based NStar.

03/14/2012

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

CL&P Begins Tree Trimming To Prevent Future Outages

In the severe weather of 2011, many power outages were caused when trees and branches came down and knocked out the utility lines. Now, tree trimming has begun.

03/12/2012

A damaged utility line is seen following the feak snowstorm - West Hartford, CT - Nov 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Refunds From Freak Snowstorm Headed To CL&P Customers

Connecticut Light & Power customers who lost power for a week or more following the October 29th snowstorm of 2011 will be receiving a credit on their February bill.

02/02/2012

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Greenwich Considers 311 System

When the phone rings at Greenwich town hall, more often than not, it’s a local resident with an inquiry, or complaint, usually a call for assistance, according to town administrator John Crary.

01/17/2012

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Two Storm Panel Hands Down Recommendations

The ‘Two Storm Panel’ called upon by Gov. Dan Malloy to investigate the response to both Irene and the freak Halloween weekend snowstorm has handed down its recommendations.

01/09/2012

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