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Conn. utility crews aid NY, NJ, Pa. restore power


BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut's largest utility are headed to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to help restore power knocked out by the latest winter storm.

Connecticut Light & Power crews are set to leave early Thursday morning.

More than 80 CL&P employees, including underground cable splicers, line workers and support personnel are expected to pitch in. The storm that barreled through the Northeast on Wednesday did not cause large-scale outages in Connecticut.

In contrast, about 750,000 customers were without power in Pennsylvania on Wednesday as ice and slush brought down power lines and tree limbs. In New Jersey, nearly 44,000 homes and businesses lost electricity.

Mutual aid following storms is common among utilities. Many out-of-state work crews arrived in Connecticut to help restore power after back-to-back storms in 2011.


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