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Halloween Extra Sweet After 2 Years Of Bad Weather Canceled Festivities

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday’s forecast appears to be on track for the first successful Halloween in three years.

10/31/2013

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Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses ‘Unacceptable’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.

04/01/2013

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

A rare October snowstorm caused power outages all over the tri state area. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Credit Deadline Approaching For Connecticut Utility Customers Who Lost Power In October Storm

Customers of Connecticut Light & Power, the state’s largest electric utility, are running out of time to apply for a credit to help compensate them for lengthy power outages following the freak October snowstorm.

01/29/2012

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Malloy Partially Activates Conn. Emergency Center For High Winds

A wind advisory has been issued for Connecticut until midnight Friday. Southwest winds are forecast to remain strong through the afternoon and into this evening with gusts to 50 mph at times.

01/13/2012

PSE&G worker fixes a power line (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NJ Utilities Need To Do More During Outages

New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.

12/15/2011

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State Officials To Reassess Snowstorm Damage In Northern NJ

State officials will reassess damage to the counties of Bergen, Passaic, and Middlesex, which were all initially rejected for the money that was earlier made available to every other county in New Jersey.

12/04/2011

Connecticut Power Outage (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Residents Could Expect Power Rate Hike After Rare October Storm Leaves Many In The Dark

The nearly 900,000 residents without power may be facing power hikes after utility agency Connecticut Light and Power said they expect the price tag for fixing the outages to be around $100 million.

11/12/2011

Jay Ericson clears snow of branches weighing down on power lines at his home following a snow storm a day earlier in Glastonbury, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Freak October Snowstorm Could Lead To Higher Electric Rates In Conn.

Residents who endured days in the dark and cold already pay higher rates than any other state in the continental United States.

11/11/2011

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CL&P Now Hopes To Restore Power To All By Wednesday

“Many have been cold and many more have been inconvenienced,” Gov. Dan Malloy said. “This should not have happened and my job is to find out why it did and to make sure it does not happen again.”

11/07/2011

A man walks near a tree down on a power line a day after a snow storm in Glastonbury, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Power Restoration Estimates, Outage Maps For NY, NJ, Conn. Customers Still In The Dark

When will your power be restored? We have the latest information inside.

11/02/2011

Many residents in storm-struck Danbury, CT are still facing power problems. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Light & Power Hopes To Restore Most Outages By Sunday

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.”

11/01/2011

Officials estimate about 4,500 trees were damaged in the storm. (credit: CBS 2)

Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc On New York Botanical Garden Trees

Officials have counted about 30,000 trees on the garden’s 250 acres, and they’ve estimated the storm damaged about 4,500 of those trees.

11/01/2011

15 players were treated for hypothermia during Saturday's game between JFK High School and rival Valley Stream. (credit: CBS 2)

H.S. Football Players In Plainview Get Hypothermia During Homecoming Game Saturday

It was a football game that several Long Island high school players will likely never forget.

10/31/2011

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Rare October Snowstorm Forces School Closings On Halloween

This weekend’s unusual weather has walloped many Tri-State Area school systems.

10/31/2011