Conn. utilities on track to restore power soon

Conn. utilities report outages caused by Superstorm Sandy down to fewer than 35,000 on Monday

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's two main utilities are on track to keep their promises to restore power to 95 percent or more of their customers early this week.

Northeast Utilities' Connecticut Light & Power unit and UIL Holdings Corp.'s United Illuminating unit said 34,279 customers were still without power Monday morning, about a week after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Northeast. CL&P said 23,860 customers, or 1 percent of affected residents and businesses, were yet to be reconnected to the grid.

UI said the number without power was 10,419, or about 3 percent of its customers.

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating promised that 95 percent or more of their customers will have their electricity back by Monday or Tuesday.

Most of the outages are in shoreline towns that were hardest hit by Sandy.

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