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Less Than 1 Percent of Town Remains Without Power [update 10 a.m. Saturday]

CL&P offering homeowners free electric service repairs to customer-owned equipment

Update 10 a.m. Saturday

Saturday morning, Connecticut Light and Power is estimating that 24 of its Canton customers remain without power. 

CL&P has said its entire Simsbury District, including Canton, should be fully powered by 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, officials said

CL&P is offering homeowners free electric service repairs to customer-owned equipment See this link.

If someone feels their power outage may not be known to CL&P, they should call 800-286-2000 or via your hand held device on cl-p.com/StormCenter.

Update 11:23 p.m. Friday

Connecticut Light and Power's outage estimates continued to improve Friday night with 25, or 0.51 percent of its Canton customers, in the dark at 11:23 p.m. 

Residents can also bring Sandy-related brush to the transfer station today free of charge. Proof of residency is required for those without a pass. 

Update 8:15 p.m. Friday

Connecticut Light and Power is now reporting 19 Canton customers without power. That represents 0.38 percent of its 4,939 customers in town. 

Update 2 p.m. Friday 

At 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, Connecticut Light and Power estimated that 0.67 percent or 33 of its 4,939 Canton customers remained without power. 

Earlier story 

Shortly before noon Friday, Connecticut Light and Power estimated that 0.85 percent or 42 of its 4,939 Canton customers remained without power. 

First Selectman Richard Barlow said some of the streets most affected include: 

  • Silvermine Acres 
  • West Road 
  • Small portion of East Hill 
  • Mohawk 
  • Some of Cherry Brook Road 
  • Trails End Drive 

Barlow said he did not have a crew estimate or schedule for Friday but did say CL&P has said its entire Simsbury District, including Canton, should be fully powered by 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. 

The town also announced that CL&P is offering homeowners free electric service repairs to customer-owned equipment See this link.

If someone feels their power outage may not be known to CL&P, they should call 800-286-2000 or via your hand held device on cl-p.com/StormCenter.

concerned November 02, 2012 at 07:50 PM
My heart goes out to those 42 homes that still do not have power. IMHO perhaps these homes would be up and running if the priority yesterday was not to get the new (useless) stop light at the new CVS up and running. In my travels yesterday, I counted 6 electrical men working on this one light, really, was this truly a priority? I must also ask, why a light for ONE business? Truly a waste of money and will add more unecessary congestion to Rt. 44. So Mr. First selectman, I await your response.
Wyatt November 02, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I'm not the First Selectman but I have a few thoughts on this issue: 1. First, the electricians may have been engaged privately or may not be trained to repair electrical lines. We don't know who engaged them or if they were even able to assist with the 42 homes. Let's not jump to conclusions. 2. I believe the traffic light is for the entire commercial complex, which at some point will be more businesses than just the CVS.
concerned November 02, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Like I stated, it's a useless light. From Rte. 177 going east to Secret Lake Road, there are 4 stop lights, can't wait for the holiday rush, it's a nightmare waiting to happen.
John Fitts (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 08:51 PM
It’s not my place to have an opinion but the light itself, as I remember it, is a State Traffic Commission decision, not a local one.
concerned November 02, 2012 at 11:13 PM
It doesn't make any sense to me that the State Traffic Commission would be involved in such a small stretch of road between 177 to CVS to the Shoppes,to Secret Lake, It's not even 1/4 of a mile from one light to the next to the next (4 lights). Why is the state involved in such a situation?
John Fitts (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 11:22 PM
It’s a state road. I would have to double check for the exact process but I know the STC approved a light for that spot years ago. It was only refined based on the CVS project.

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