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Eversource Crews Working Around-the-Clock on Restoration as Wind Storm Continues

Submitted by Mitch Gross.

BERLIN, Conn. (March 2, 2021) – Hundreds of Eversource line and tree workers are making significant progress on around-the-clock restoration efforts as strong winds continue across the state this morning. Crews are working to clear blocked roads, assess the damage and restore power as quickly and safely as possible. As of 11:30 a.m., crews have restored power to more than 32,000 customers since the storm began. Eversource expects to have the vast majority of the remaining 14,000 customers without power back on line by Wednesday at 6 p.m. – with many being restored sooner.

“Consistent, strong winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour have been roaring across the state since the storm began last night, bringing down tree limbs and causing significant damage to the electric system,” Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “Working through the night, our crews made good progress while operating under our COVID-19 pandemic plan and battling the bitter cold and persistent winds. The potential for strong winds to cause additional outages will persist through the day, and we’ll continue to shift resources to the hardest-hit areas as our dedicated employees work non-stop until every customer has their power back

Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and report them immediately to 9-1-1 and to be cautious when doing their own storm clean up – be careful moving or cutting tree limbs and look for any wires that may be entangled in debris. Additionally, customers who are without power and using a generator are reminded to be sure the generator is located well away from their home or business and that the transfer switch is working properly.

Customers are also encouraged to report any outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.

Sharon Challenger
Sharon Challenger
I am a professional Scenic Artist and have also worked as a Systems Analyst and Senior Programmer Analyst for the Travelers and Yale University. Education: Post University, Wesleyan University and Yale University School of Drama.

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