Published February 09. 2013 8:15AM Updated February 11. 2013 10:23AM
Connecticut Light & Power officials say they are expecting power to be restored to most customers in the region by midnight, but many have already got it back.
But some will still be without power for longer, because of the complexity of the work, such as access on the roads. Tree crews also are out cutting back branches on wires.
CL&P outages in southeastern Connecticut as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday night:
East Lyme, 83 - .9 percent
Groton, 3 - .04 percent
Lyme, 17 - 1 percent
Montville, 8- .1 percent
New London, 14 - .1 percent
North Stonington, 76 - 2 percent
Old Lyme, 1,373 - 25 percent
Preston, 5 - .2 percent
Salem, 3 - .1 percent
Stonington, 216 - 2 percent
Waterford, 36 - .4 percent
Norwich Public Utilities
Power was restored to all Norwich Public Utilities customers throughout the city as of 3 p.m. Saturday, NPU officials said. But three customers, including Three Rivers Community College, remained in the dark because power lines from the road to the homes or facilities were down.
At the peak of the outage, 750 NPU customers — 3.4 percent of NPU's 22,000 customers — were without power, but most were restored within 90 minutes, NPU spokesman Michael Hughes said.
"NPU would like to thank the Norwich Department of Public Works and congratulate them on the excellent job they did during a difficult time," Hughes said. "The streets are safer because of their efforts. NDPW is a great partner to NPU and we are grateful for them."
Mayor Marian Galbraith said just five customers in the Gungywamp area remained without power from Groton Utilities Saturday evening following the blizzard. Outages during the blizzard peaked at 3,500, or 28 percent of the utility company's 12,600 customers.
Groton Utilities began restoring power late Friday afternoon — as soon as they began getting calls about outages.
As of 6 p.m. Saturday, Galbraith said all major electrical feeders were up and running, and representatives had been working on repairing individual service lines.
The utility was still fielding calls for downed cable and telephone lines, which Galbraith said bore the brunt of the heavy snow. Workers were following up on each to make sure none of the wires were live, she said.
Customers still without power who have not yet reported their outages should call (860) 446-4000.