Latest power restoration times
By Jim Shay and Tara O’NeillUpdated
Below are the most recent power restoration times by Eversource.
Towns not listed means power has been restored to the majority of customers, and less than 1 percent of the community remains without power, including individual customers where additional on-site work is required.
The restoration times will be updated throughout the weekend at https://bit.ly/2IOALPF.
With the exception of Hamden and North Haven, United Illuminating has restored power in most of its service territory by Friday evening.
The company said it will take longer to restore service to customers in the hardest-hit parts of Hamden and North Haven, where the electric system suffered catastrophic damage in the wake of severe storms that passed through the region on Tuesday evening.
UI expects restoration work to be substantially complete in those areas by the end of the day Friday.
As of 6:45 p.m. Friday, United Illuminating reported 1,915 customers without power and Eversource reported 30,072 customers still in the dark.
“The devastation is remarkable,” said Joe Thomas, UI’s vice president for electric system operations. “In the hardest-hit areas, we’re not so much repairing the electric system as rebuilding it from the ground up.”
For specific UI restoration times, check out the company’s outage map here.
Eversource has posted the following restoration times for the following communities:
Currently unknown restoration
Bridgewater no longer has an estimated restoration time. The power company said it found additional damage in the community and has to reassess before releasing an accurate restoration time.
The same goes for New Milford.
Friday, by 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, by 12 p.m.
Saturday, by 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, by 12 p.m.