Tue November 1, 2011
'Frustration Mounting' In New England States Still Without Power
As a million or two customers in towns and cities across much of New England begin another day without power since Saturday's "historic October snowstorm," frustration is growing, The Hartford Courant reports.
"The state's largest utility said Monday that it was stepping up its efforts to restore electricity to more than 700,000 customers still without power as of Monday evening," the Courant says.
In Massachusetts, "crews scrambled to repair damage from the bizarre winter storm that left more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the state, and officials warned that many households would not have electricity until Friday," the Boston Globe says.
To the north in New Hampshire, "sunshine and warm temperatures — today's high in Manchester is forecast at 47 degrees — will prove little consolation for those suffering through the Halloween weekend snowstorm," according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. "For many, it will be days before power is restored, Public Utilities Commissioner Thomas Getz said. In some isolated cases, power restoration will take a week, he warned."