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.
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.
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.
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.
As many as 200,000 of the more than 800,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without power following the freak October snowstorm were left in the dark for a week or more.
Connecticut Light & Power is reporting customers in Greenwich and Stamford are being affected by a blackout, but most power is back online.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said Witt Associates will complete a review of CL&P and United Illuminating’s storm preparation and response by Dec. 1.
The president and chief operating office for CL&P says the utility is “still shooting to have 99 percent of our customers restored sometime Sunday.”
Snow started falling late Saturday morning in parts of the Tri-state area, including in New York City and New Jersey as part of a storm that could dump anywhere from a dusting to up to 10 inches of snow throughout the region.
Connecticut would be among the areas in the Tri-State that would likely get the brunt of the force of Hurricane Irene.
The outages began in Greenwich on Wednesday and once fixed, a line blew again and there was damage to additional circuits. CL&L is asking people to conserve energy.
As the mercury rose Thursday, temperatures continued their relentless march upward. The sweltering, baking Tri-State area broke some records as the heat wave continued for a second straight day.
Connecticut Light and Power spokesman Mitch Gross says the idea is to make certain the power equipment is in top-notch condition for the summer power surge.
Connecticut’s two utilities are bracing for the next round of winter, an ice storm that could bring down power lines and cause outages.