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CT Post: CL&P Was Not Prepared for Irene

The CT Post report cites records that show the power company was undermanned.

CT Post: CL&P Was Not Prepared for Irene

When , and nearly half a million Connecticut households lost power during and after Tropical Storm Irene, .

According to  CTPost.com, the light company's sluggish effort to get power restored in many areas throughout the state was due to the fact that they were undermanned.

Citing a review of CL&P's performance by the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, the CTPost.com report says "CL&P struggled to get crews into the field for days after the storm," despite the company's claim that it had 800 line and tree crews ready one day before the storm.

In stark contrast, the day after Irene, CTPost says, CL&P managed to dispatch 192 line crews -- a number that "dwindled down to 171 line crews and 76 tree crews."

Click here to read the full story on CTPost.com.

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