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Rainy Weather Saps 108 Monroe CL&P Customers of Power

A spokesperson for the power company says six are still without power.

Steady rain took down branches Wednesday, causing power outages for 108 Connecticut Light & Power Co. customers in town by 4 p.m. Most have since gotten their electricity restored.

Tam Medlock, a spokesperson for the power company, said six customers were still without power as of 6:45 p.m., adding a crew was heading into town to make repairs. 

Those who lost power this afternoon and who had it restored were without electricity for about an hour-and-a-half, according to Medlock.

Karen G. French November 17, 2011 at 12:08 AM
Wow, a steady rain can do it now. I have a bad feeling this is going to be a cold dark winter. C,L, & P should just wipe out billing us for 6 months!!
Christine E. November 17, 2011 at 01:10 AM
Unbelievable.
Donna November 17, 2011 at 01:18 AM
I agree with Karen. If this is a preview of the winter we are going to have.
Donna November 17, 2011 at 01:19 AM
also they now want to increase rates agin. What a joke!
Darlene November 17, 2011 at 01:51 AM
All I can say is Thank God we bought a generator. If you live in Monroe this is now a standard appliance you must have. We should be able to deduct the cost off of our C L & P bill.
QWERTY November 17, 2011 at 04:34 AM
Would be nice to get a credit from CL&P for installing transfer switches on our homes. CL&P can't provide power and also won't take the steps needed to protect their workers from backfeeding...why the hell should I be responsible for their refusal to upgrade the system?
Karen123 November 17, 2011 at 12:32 PM
I agree with Darlene. We should all send out generator bills to CL&P. This whole thing is absurd.
pacfan November 17, 2011 at 01:52 PM
What have our state political leaders done about CLP...zilch! When it comes election time: we need to remember this and get rid of the fat cat incumbents and vote in fresh blood! Where are you DebraLee?
Alex November 17, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Wow. CL&P needs to trim the trees. You've restored power, now maintain your grid! What do you do with all the money we send you? Stop cutting costs and start investing in your infrastructure, this is pathetic. This was just a minor rain storm!
Stephanie G November 17, 2011 at 02:04 PM
I have a feeling you might be right. It's crazy - we've lived here for 12 years and never needed a generator before. Now, we're getting a transfer switch installed so we can make sure we have heat when (not if) the power goes out this winter.
Forma Bosse November 17, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Where in Monroe were the outages, Patch? You would think that information would have been in the first paragraph.
John F. November 17, 2011 at 03:14 PM
CL&P = Candle Light & Propane
Amy Carlone Cote November 18, 2011 at 10:30 PM
I would have to suspect that many of the limbs as well as wires are weak and compromised due to the previous big storms. If they aren't addressed, it will take very little to finishing job that Alfred left behind.
dolphinlover November 19, 2011 at 01:36 AM
John F love that comment. BTW Forma Bosse I live on Moose Hill and most of lower Moose , Beardsley, Greenwood was out

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