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Trumbull And Shelton Near Comprehensive Power Restoration [update]

UI working around the clock on Labor Day to complete power restoration.

Update 10:30am (Monday)

UI is reporting that the number of customers in Trumbull without power is down to 163. From a total of 13,589 customers in town, that mark represents just over 1% of who are without power.

Of its 16,494 customers in Shelton, UI reports that just 37 are without power.

UI is working hard on Labor Day in attempt to achieive 100% power restoration.

Check back in for updates throughout the day.

Saying that "the end is in sight," United Illuminating CEO James P. Torgerson expects to have 100% power restoration by Sunday night. UI has restored electricity to most of its 8,861 customers who were affected by Hurricane Irene on August 28.

The utility company has a lot of work to be done in Easton as 1,011 customers of UI are still without power. That marks represents a whopping 35% of UI's customers in Easton who are still in the dark.

Torgerson says there have been 349 crews on the ground attending to 2,254 discrete incidents across UI's service territory. The company will conduct an all-out, day and night effort to restore power to everyone before labor day.

"For those customers who remain without power nearly a week after the hurricane," Torgerson said."The end is in sight and I was to personally express my gratitude for their patience during this time of hardship."

Shelton has 408 or 2% of UI customers without power. Stratford has 3% or 745 UI customers still in the dark. Trumbull has 7% or 980 customers of UI who are still without power.

Jane Butler September 04, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Thanks for the daily emails during the storm. My power just came back Saturday afternoon at 3:30. I was able to stay connected with my BB. The Verizon network was fine. I was prepared with water and batteries, but had no idea it would be for such a long time.
Barbara Zionce September 04, 2011 at 04:59 PM
Update from Easton- Sunday DAY 8 and still powerless and waterless!
tonypct September 04, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Barbara, I feel your frustration. In the same boat here in Fairfield, up by the Easton border. :-(

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