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CL&P Restoration Efforts in Mansfield Underway

The utility began restoring power to households in Mansfield Thursday morning.

CL&P's restoration phase for households in Mansfield is underway.

"We have crews in town and they have been working and making good process," said Fran Raiola, Mansfield's assistant director of emergency management.

Raiola said Thursday crews began restoring power to neighborhoods this morning after completing restoration efforts to "critical infrastructure" following the storm.

While some Mansfield CL&P customers saw their power restored Wednesday, Raiola said that was a result of the critical restoration efforts, which restored power to buildings such as hospitals, schools and fire stations.

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As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 18 percent of Mansfield CL&P customers did not have power, according to the CL&P outage map. At the peak of the storm, Mansfield was near 80 percent, Raiola said.

"There's been some really significant progress, Raiola said. "We're going to make significant progress today as well as tomorrow," he said.

In the interim, the Mansfield Community Center will continue to serve as a respite center for the town, Raiola said.

CL&P's projection for restoring the "vast majority" of its customers is "Monday or Tuesday," according to William Quinlan, a senior vice president for the utility.

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