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Outages persist in Conn., 9 days after storm


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scattered power outages persist in Connecticut more than a week after Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast with high winds and storm surges on Long Island Sound.

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating reported 772 customers without electricity on Wednesday morning. At the peak immediately after the storm on Oct. 30, about 625,000 businesses and residents lost power.

Some homes and businesses may not be reconnected to the electric grid for days because the structures were made uninhabitable by the storm.

CL&P is a unit of Northeast Utilities and United Illuminating is a unit of UIL Holdings Corp.

The two utilities restored power to more than 95 percent of customers by their self-imposed deadline of Monday or Tuesday.

Following extensive, widespread outages after two storms last year, the utilities were under pressure to restore power quickly after Sandy.


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