BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) — A powerful nor’easter is heading to Connecticut Monday into Tuesday.
Rain is expected throughout much of the state Monday afternoon, with snow in northwest Connecticut. The rain will move to heavy, wet snow in many areas Monday night, with heavy rain closer to the shoreline.
The state’s largest energy company is calling for backup before the storm.
“What this number of crews enables us to do is spread crews across throughout the state so that we can respond in any particular area,” said Steve Sullivan, president of Connecticut Electric Operations for Eversource Energy.
Restoration and tree-removal crews are positioned across the state but come from nationwide. Outside teams from Texas to Tennessee are arriving Monday night and Tuesday morning.
In total, Eversource has 7000 line crews set to work on restoring outages. At 6 p.m., Eversource is declaring an emergency response plan at level four, which means they expect over 3,000 trouble spots and more than 10% of customers without power.
“Rapidly restoring customers, but as fast as we’re restoring them in this particular storm, there is the potential that other customers in other areas will be coming out as we complete one job we move them right onto the next job,” Sullivan said.
Officials said they are monitoring the situation and are ready to hit the ground running if and when clean-up and restoration are needed.
Eversource is urging its customers to prepare for the storm and reminding them to stay clear of downed wires and immediately report them to 911.
Outages can be reported online at Eversource’s website or by calling 800-286-2000.
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