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16% of Windsor Loses Power

Halfway through Hurricane Sandy, a portion of Windsor residents have lost power.

Update; Tues., Oct. 30

Power outages in Windsor have increased from 14 to 16 percent Tuesday morning.

2,174 households or businesses in town are without power as of 11 a.m. That is a rise from about 1,700 when slight progress was made overnight.

There is currently no word on when power may be restored.

Original story; Mon., Oct. 29

A CL&P tree and line crew was assigned to Windsor Monday morning, and for good reason — 14 percent of customers in town were without power late Monday night.

That percentage represents just over 1,800 households or businesses in Windsor.

Statewide, CL&P reports 475,964 households and businesses are without power.

By contrast, the October 2011 snowstorm knocked out 100 percent of Windsor customers' power and caused 800,000 outages across the state.

The town of Windsor has yet to open its storm shelter, and urges residents to contact CL&P if an outage occurs by calling 800-286-2000.

Downed power lines, however, should be reported to 911 and should be considered live, town officials say.

Teacher Mom October 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Any idea when power will be restored?
Megan Bard (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 04:53 PM
@Lisa, Unfortunately, no. Because of the extent of the damage CL&P said it wouldn't be able to provide estimates until later tonight at the earliest. Megan

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