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Utility Reports 91 Percent of Cheshire is Without Power, Number of Outages Begins to Drop in State

Utility companies and Governor Malloy say it could be a while before power is back on.

The October nor'easter packed a punch and has left the overwhelming majority of Cheshire in the dark.

More than 10,000 residents, or 91 percent, are without power according to Connecticut Light & Power which serves 11,236 customers in town.

There are no working traffic lights on Route 10 from Hinman Road south to Cook Hill Road.

While the majority of businesses are closed due to the outages, is open thanks to a generator, as is and Everybody's grocery store. The Mobil Gas station on South Main Street is open, too.

The town has opened the as an emergency shelter.

Downed trees are playing a large part in what has shaped up to be an historic number of outages across Connecticut and the East Coast. More than 800,000 CL&P customers are without power - more than after Hurricane Gloria - and the Associated Press reported last night that 2.2 million customers were without power.

Cheshire Patch will continue to provide updates and more information as it becomes availabe. Editor's note: This story was reported by Cheshire Patch Editor Leslie Hutchison and written by Patch Regional Editor Gary Jeanfaivre.

nancy October 30, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Can residents shower at the senior center? If not, any ideas on where one might go?
Cathy Vellucci October 31, 2011 at 12:52 AM
No fun camping out!
pat December 08, 2011 at 02:15 AM
How old is this report? It is onw 12/7/11. This incident happened well over a monthe ago maybe 2 months.
Leslie Hutchison December 08, 2011 at 09:46 PM
The report is from October 30, during the storm!

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