Tens of thousands still without power 8 days after Northeast storm 

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has launched an investigation into the response of area utility companies. (AP file photo) - CONNECTICUT GOV. DANNEL P. MALLOY HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RESPONSE OF AREA UTILITY COMPANIES. (AP FILE PHOTO)
  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has launched an investigation into the response of area utility companies. (AP file photo)
  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has launched an investigation into the response of area utility companies. (AP file photo)

Who: Northeast utility customers

What: Tens of thousands in the chilly Northeast remained without power Sunday, eight days after a rare October snowstorm knocked much of the region into the dark. In hardest-hit Connecticut, more than 104,000 customers were still in the dark Sunday. New Jersey and Massachusetts each had about 4,000 customers without power.

How: The Oct. 29 and 30 storm hammered the Northeast and cut electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses.  

What’s being done: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has launched an independent probe of the utility companies’ response amid a torrent of customer complaints, including a local fire department that said CL&P jeopardized safety by not quickly clearing roads of downed power lines and tree limbs.

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