CL&P: 400 line workers and hundreds more arriving

While CL&P says it is ready for any storm-related power outages, it is also encouraging customers to prepare for prolonged outages as a result of the storm.

“CL&P is pre-staging employees and materials in locations across the state,” the utility said in a press release.In addition to its own approximately 400 line workers, hundreds of outside line workers are arriving to provide assistance, with hundreds more expected tomorrow, it said.

Customers who are dependent on electricity for critical medical needs are urged to make preparations now to switch to a backup source or move to an alternate location if necessary.

Any customer using a generator should make sure it has been installed properly for their own safety, and the safety of line workers working to restore power. For important generator safety tips, check out CL&P’s “Using a Generator Safely” video on YouTube at

Report any outages to 1-800-286-2000 or online at