Electrical outages rare in Connecticut in massive storm
Hartford (AP) — Power outages have been rare despite the significant snowfall in the winter storm pummeling Connecticut.
Connecticut Light & Power reported 14 outages early Tuesday morning and United Illuminating reported none. CL&P serves 1.2 million customers in 149 municipalities.
Al Lara, a spokesman for CL&P parent company Northeast Utilities, said the snow has been light and powdery, posing little threat to power lines that typically come down under ice or wet and heavy snow.
CL&P has been bracing its systems in response to destructive storms. It won permission from regulators to recover $89.5 million for damage from storms in 2011 and 2012 and $25.3 million to protect equipment from storms in the future.
The storm was expected to stick around through much of Tuesday. Lara said CL&P isn't "out of the woods yet."
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So, how much snow will Southeast Connecticut end up getting by midday Wednesday?
I'm not a betting man/woman.
6 inches to 1 foot
1 foot to 18 inches
18 inches to 2 feet
2 feet to 30 inches
30 inches to 3 feet
This is a bogus exercise because the rules are fluid. Are we talking about snowdrift height too?
How much is a lot?
Number of votes: 371