When Connecticut Light & Power's self-imposed Sunday deadline came, there were just 179 customers left without power in Southington, marking a decrease to less than 1 percent of the community. By 9:55 a.m. Monday morning, 110 remained without power.
Garry Brumback said Monday morning that 17 line crews and 10 tree cutting crews are now on the street and according to a new estimated time-line released to the town today Sunday, the last customer should see power restored by midnight tonight.
"There's still work to be done, but we are making progress," said Brumback, who held several meetings at the town's Emergency Operations Center Sunday evening.
The progress marked , when the town still had more than 6,700 without power.
As of 9:55 a.m. Monday, some 63,000 customers throughout the state were still without power, according to CL&P.
Although crews were able to reach the goal in Southington Sunday - something they did just before the midnight deadline - other towns across the state were not so lucky.
CL&P President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Butler that a total of 31 towns would not be restored to 99 percent by the deadline, including nearby Farmington, Avon, Canton and West Hartford. Butler said the company is committed to reaching a Wednesday night deadline to complete 100 percent restoration from the storm.
"I am saying we will have 100 percent power restoration completed by Wednesday. Not by the end of week, but by Wednesday and I stand by that," Butler said.
Students return to schools as the community looks to get back to life as normal and elections will go on as planned Tuesday.
Here's a look at the other need-to-knows for Monday morning, as provided by the through their Facebook page:
Bulky Waste Transfer Station
The Bulky Waste Transfer Station on Old Turnpike Road will be open Monday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 12, for brush only. The station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leaf pick will begin today, Monday, Nov. 7., for Zone 1. A complete revised list will be published in the near future. No brush or sticks can be mixed in with the leaves.
Health Department Warnings - Food Dangers
Food Safety: When in doubt, throw it out!
- The refrigerator will keep food at proper temperature for about four hours if the doors are not opened. A full freezer will hold a safe temperature for 48 hours (24 hours if half full).
- If the temperature in your refrigerator or freezer goes above 40 degrees, throw away perishable foods such as beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and cut fruits and vegetables.