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A “significant” power outage led to the cancellation of some classes at the University of Connecticut.Early classes at the UConn Storrs campus were canceled on Monday, March 21 because of a power outage, school officials announced due to t…
Coventry has more than 800 Eversource customers without power, while most of the rest of North Central Connecticut has been mostly spared power outages from Tropical Storm Henri, according to
CT Power Outages Town-By-Town List - Southbury, CT - Around 9,000 customers are without power across the state Friday evening.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.