Eversource releases estimates on when power will be fully restored

Published on Saturday, 8 August 2020 19:30
Written by MATT HORNICK

@MNHornick

More than 219,000 Eversource customers remain without power after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. The electricity provider was able to give out estimated return times for all of the cities and towns on its website as of Saturday afternoon.

After a slow start, nearly all of Bristol has its lights back on with just 1,333 customers still waiting for power to return, which is less than five percent of customers in the city. Eversource predicts those remaining customers will have power back by 6 p.m. Aug. 11.

“We’re grateful to the customers we serve and the community leaders with whom we’ve worked for their help, patience and understanding,” Craig Hallstrom, Eversource president of regional electric operations, said in a news release. “Our crews - alongside the thousands of outside resources here to help - are doing a tremendous job under extremely difficult conditions, and we expect 90 percent of customers will have power on Sunday evening.”

Just 866 Eversource customers in Berlin are yet to receive power back, which means more than 3,000 people in town received power since Wednesday morning. Berlin is projected to have its final 9.34 percent of Eversource customers back with power by 11:59 p.m. Monday night.

1,414 residents in New Britain are still awaiting the return of their electricity. This is just more than four percent of the city’s Eversource customers after approximately 7,000 customers lost power due to the storm. The city is projected to have power fully restored by 6 p.m. Monday.

Newington is still waiting for power in 877 homes after nearly 5,000 went dark at the start of the week. Eversource says it will be finished with the town by noon Monday.

Eversource is yet to return power to a mere 70 customers in Plainville, which is less than one percent of the town’s Eversource subscribers and they may have to wait until 6 p.m. Monday for the power to come back. That is the same estimation Eversource made for when the 491 customers without power in Plymouth will receive electricity again.

Southington saw much damage and many road closures from the storm, but only have 998 homes without power. Eversource expects to be finished in Southington by 6 p.m. Aug. 11.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Forestville, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Saturday, 8 August 2020 19:30. Updated: Saturday, 8 August 2020 19:33.