Report by Paula Antolini
March 2, 2018 6:46PM EDT
Eversource Restoring Power for Customers as Nor’easter Moves Through Connecticut
More than 48,000 customers restored since storm began.
Presently Bethel has 0.9% total customer outages of 8652 customers served, which is 78 customers without power.
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BERLIN, Conn. (March 2, 2018) – Eversource tree and line crews, assisted by thousands of support personnel, have been working non-stop to repair the destruction caused by the high winds, rain and snow that swept through the region today. The damage caused by the storm is extensive and widespread throughout the state. Eversource employees and contractors have restored power to more than 48,000 customers since the storm began and are committed to safely completing the restoration effort.
“The high winds from this storm are causing significant damage throughout the region and to our system, with tree limbs falling onto electric lines and equipment,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. “We realize being without power for any length of time can be difficult. We strive to always be there for our customers when they need us and we remain focused on restoring service to all of those affected.”
The company urges customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. They can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Those 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.
Eversource reminds customers to report any odor of natural gas immediately to the company at 1-800-989-0900. Natural gas is non-toxic, colorless, tasteless, and odorless. A distinctive, pungent odor – similar to rotten eggs – is added so it can provide an easily recognized warning that natural gas may be in the air. Additionally, customers who are without power and plan to use 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.
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns and provides natural gas to 229,000 customers in 73 communities in Connecticut. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCT) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceCT).