Calling it a "challenging target," Connecticut Light & Power Senior Vice President Bill Quinlan said Thursday morning at a press briefing that he expects the utility complete "substantial restoration" in the state by Monday or Tuesday of next week.
He said that means there will still be customers whose restorations will extend beyond that due to damage to individual services or other disruptions that could come along. There could also be homes that are too damaged in the state to be restored right now.
But Mr. Quinlan stressed that the utility expects to have most of the work done to meet this estimate. He said he projects that by Tuesday there will only be 2% of customers in the state without service. As of Thursday morning, Wilton had 5,834 without power, 79% of the town, down only slightly from 6,100 out on Wednesday.