HARTFORD, Conn.—The head of Connecticut's largest utility says it will get close to its goal of restoring power to 99 percent of its customers Sunday, eight days after a rare October snowstorm battered the region.
Connecticut Light & Power President Jeffrey Butler says they understand residents' frustration and are working as quickly and safely as possible.
The utility's projections Sunday say the last restorations could occur as late as Wednesday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he has been skeptical for days of CL&P's goal of 99 percent restoration by midnight Sunday. He says Connecticut is preserving its legal options, but that it was too soon to say if any basis might exist for court action.
The outages were the legacy of a storm that cut power to more than 830,000 Connecticut customers. More than 114,000 remained without power Sunday.