Eversource estimates they will make significant progress in restoring power in Connecticut by the end of the weekend, and have restoration “substantially complete” by Tuesday, Aug 11 at 11:59pm.
Substantially complete means fewer than 1 percent of customers are still without power. Many customers will be back in power sooner.
The utility said that at end of Thursday, more than 700 crews were working urgently to repair the widespread damage to the electric system.
Multiple additional out-of-state mutual aid crews are arriving Friday, and they will continue to bring in all available and necessary resources.
“We’re clearing downed trees to open blocked roads, and the Connecticut National Guard will be assisting those efforts,” the utility said in a release.
All outage Eversource reporting systems, which initially experienced intermittent technical issues, are now functional.
Customers can report their outages on Eversource’s website or via the Eversource mobile app, available for download in the App Store or Google Play. You can also call Eversource at (800) 286-2000.
It’s critical to stay as far away as possible from downed wires and trees that may have wires caught in them. Always assume the wire is live and call 911 and Eversource immediately.