In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday’s forecast appears to be on track for the first successful Halloween in three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.
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.
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.
Residents who endured days in the dark and cold already pay higher rates than any other state in the continental United States.
“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.”
When will your power be restored? We have the latest information inside.
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.”
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.
It was a football game that several Long Island high school players will likely never forget.
This weekend’s unusual weather has walloped many Tri-State Area school systems.