CL&P prepares for snowstorm that could bring down power lines

Connecticut Light & Power has activated its emergency response plan and is prepared for any possible power outages as the predicted heavy, wet snow and high winds have the potential to bring trees down onto power lines, according to CL&P officials.

“A blizzard presents unique logistical challenges, making travel difficult with slippery roads and poor visibility,” CL&P officials said. “CL&P is preparing its fleet to better handle these road conditions, and employees and resources are being pre-staged in locations across the state so they can be deployed as quickly as possible to the areas where they will be needed.”

While CL&P is prepared to respond to any weather-related outages, company officials also encourage customers to prepare by assembling or restocking a storm kit and making arrangements to look out for their families, friends and neighbors.

The storm kit should include items such as flashlights with spare batteries; battery-operated radio or TV; first-aid kit and medications; canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated foods; manual can opener, bottled water; baby or pet supplies (if needed); and important phone numbers

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.

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