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United Illuminating Making Progress, Will Issue Timeline Thursday Morning

Power still out to 4,600 in Orange and 137,000 customers in Connecticut.

 

The 4,600 Orange residents in the dark should know soon how much longer they'll be waiting.

United Illuminating expects to have a timeline of when power will be restored to the great majority of its customers by Thursday morning.

CEO Jim Torgerson said at a televised briefing on Wednesday morning that he understood the frustration of those in the 17 towns that UI serves in Connecticut.

"I understand these outages are a hardship on all our customers who are out," he said.

Torgerson said that UI was concentrating first on each town's top ten priorities, which were determined before the storm. He said there were line and tree crews in every town, and that another 20 workers from Nova Scotia would start working Thursday.

"We'll have over 900 resources on the ground," he said, to work on downed lines in more than 1,800 locations. More than 70,000 customers have been restored since the peak of the storm.

john November 01, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Twin Electric has Service Repair Parts in stock and ready to repair your damaged equipment. They can be reached at 203-645-8226. They are local guys and Orange Residents.
Hollyb November 01, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I understand the magnitude of work UI is facing however, I would feel more confident and patient waiting in the dark if I saw at least 1 utility crew working somewhere within in Orange.
Jaime November 01, 2012 at 02:00 AM
I can understand the power failure during storm. Today power failure happened at post rd between hitchcock plaza and target at 4 pm and still in dark.

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