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Power Restoration Numbers Improve [Updated 7:50 p.m.]

Three percent of Canton’s CL&P customers in the dark Thursday afternoon.

Update 7:50 p.m. 

Connecticut Light and Power's estimate for those without power in Canton was down to 1 percent at 7:50 p.m. 

The utility estimated 58 of it's 4,939 customers in town were still in the dark. 

Town officials said those without power can report it to 800-286-2000 or via your hand held device on cl-p.com/StormCenter, especially if they had not done so or were isolated incidents. 

Update 2 p.m. 

At 2 p.m. Thursday, Connecticut Light and Power estimated 176, or 3 percent of its 4,939 Canton customers were without power. At 5 p.m. the estimate was virtually the same. 

Crews spent much of the day in the North Mountain area, one of the places hardest hit in Canton. 

The town also issued the following updates Thursday afternoon. 

  • Showers at Mills Pond Pool will be open through Friday at noon.
  • Water for flushing is available at Mills Pond Pool through the hose that is set up on the side of the building.

Update 11:45 a.m. 

At 11:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Connecticut Light and Power estimated that 320 Canton customers, or 6 percent, were still without power. 

Shortly before 11 a.m., crews were attaching new line on North Mountain Road at East Hill Road and doing further work in the area. 

A worker at the site was hopeful that many in the area would be restored by afternoon but he did not have an exact time or numbers estimate. 

While customers in the vicinity may not receive power all at once, First Selectman Richard Barlow said the general area accounts for about two-thirds of those remaining without power in town. There are other, smaller pockets as well. 

Those who are unsure if their outage is known should still contact CL&P at 860-947-2000. 

The numbers in Canton had improved slightly from the previous 24 hours. 

Shortly after 12:15 a.m. Thursday, the number was 376 customers, or 7 percent of CL&P's 4,939 Canton customers without power. At 3:15 Wednesday, 424 customers in town remained without power and at noon that day it was 448. 

John Fitts November 01, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Thanks for the update J! I’ll try to grab a picture in a few.
Wyatt November 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Thanks for updating this story - I'm sure lots of people appreciate it. I wonder what areas of Canton remain without power, and which ones are next slated for remediation?
Betty November 01, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Email from town: 11/1/12 - update - 3pm *CL&P has had an active presence in Town with at least nine crews throughout the day. The total number of customer outages in Canton has been reduced to 177 as of 3pm. CL&P crews will continue to work on the remaining outages through the night. Major pockets of outages remain in the Country Lane, East Hill Road, Wilder's Pass, Silvermine Acres, West Simsbury Road and West Road areas. The Town has been provided no specific time for completion of the restoration activities. If you are still out of power please again report your outage to CL&P even if you have previously done so to insure that it is not presumed to have been corrected. *Showers at Mills Pond Pool will be open through Friday at noon. *Water for flushing is available at Mills Pond Pool through the hose that is set up on the side of the building. John, Thank you for your coverage, photos, tracking down info and advocating for all of Canton, it is greatly appreciated.
John Fitts November 01, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Thanks for the update Betty! Nice to have so much help when I step away for a little bit!
Betty November 02, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Want to feel lucky? Take a look at the photos of Hurricane Sandy damage on the internet. Unbelievable.

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