power outages

Damage From Tropical Storm Isaias
August 27, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Officials from Eversource, scheduled to appear Thursday before a state legislative committee investigating a recent rate hike and the company’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias, are insisting it’s “just not accurate” the electricity utility was unprepared for the damage and ensuing power outages.
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John Silva
January 16, 2020 - 1:14 pm
(Farmington, Conn./WTIC) - Thousands of Eversource customers are without power this afternoon. After approaching nearly 20,000 outages around 1 p.m., the number had dwindled to around 7,000 a half hour later. They were primarily in Avon, Farmington, and West Hartford. Eversource says the outages...
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(Steve Saunders/WTIC Photo)
November 02, 2019 - 11:19 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Crews are still working to restore electricity to thousands of customers in southern New England after high winds and rains on Halloween night brought down trees and limbs, knocking out power across the region. Connecticut has the largest number of customers still without...
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Morgan Cunningham
November 01, 2019 - 3:27 am
CONNECTICUT (WTIC Radio)_ After a rainy Halloween, a combination of wind and downed trees puts tens of thousands of Connecticut residents in the dark. Trees have fallen into wires and onto roads, closing various roadways in Avon, Eastford, Redding, Bolton, Seymour, and other cities / towns. The...
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Concerned residents try to stabilize the 55-foot sailboat Fearless, which was damaged after it washed into a wharf in Mattapoisett harbor due to strong overnight winds, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, in Mattapoisett, Mass. ( Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 11:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — A powerful autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains Thursday in the Northeast. The nor'easter brought high winds and rain to the region Wednesday and Thursday. In Massachusetts, wind gusts reached as high as...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. Experts say it’s hard to know what might have happened had the power stayed on, or if the utility’s proactive shutoffs are to thank for California’s mild fire season this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 14, 2019 - 11:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Marybel Batjer, of the California Public Utilities Commission, speaks during a news conference as Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on in Sacramento, Calif. California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires. Batjer said Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, the utility needs to have a goal of restoring power within 12 hours instead of its current 48 hours, minimize the scale of future outages and better communicate with the public and local officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 14, 2019 - 11:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated...
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