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Eversource Restoring Power for Customers as Nor’easter Moves through CT

Submitted by Mitch Gross, Eversource.

Eversource Restoring Power for Customers
as Nor’easter Moves Through Connecticut
More than 48,000 customers restored since storm began

BERLIN, Conn. (March 2, 2018) – Eversource tree and line crews, assisted by thousands of support personnel, have been working non-stop to repair the destruction caused by the high winds, rain and snow that swept through the region today. The damage caused by the storm is extensive and widespread throughout the state. Eversource employees and contractors have restored power to more than 48,000 customers since the storm began and are committed to safely completing the restoration effort.

“The high winds from this storm are causing significant damage throughout the region and to our system, with tree limbs falling onto electric lines and equipment,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. “We realize being without power for any length of time can be difficult.  We strive to always be there for our customers when they need us and we remain focused on restoring service to all of those affected.”

The company urges customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. They can report an outage online at, or by calling 800-286-2000. Those who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.

Eversource reminds customers to report any odor of natural gas immediately to the company at 1-800-989-0900. Natural gas is non-toxic, colorless, tasteless, and odorless. A distinctive, pungent odor – similar to rotten eggs – is added so it can provide an easily recognized warning that natural gas may be in the air. Additionally, customers who are without power and plan to use a generator are reminded to be sure the generator is located well away from their home or business and that the transfer switch is working properly.

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