Twenty Connecticut Light & Power crews are expected to arrive and stage at Fairfield Hills with an additional 20 crews expected to stage on Route 7 Wednesday night, First Selectman Pat Llodra said.
The mobilization is expected even as predictions for snow during the overnight hours . However, CL&P's forecasters were saying early Wednesday that the storm could bring 3 to 4 inches of snow in western Connecticut, prompting a call for additional line and tree crews that remains in effect even as the prediction for snow has been scaled back, according to CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross.
Crews still will be mobilized, with any planned vacations for the period canceled and a partial opening of CL&P's Emergency Operations Center, Gross said. The spokesman did not have any figures on how many crews had been called in except to say that the decision to ask for out-of-state workers had ben issued.
"We'll ramp up if conditions worsen," he said.
Llodra said two utility crews will be at the CL&P office in Hawleyville this evening through the night to respond to emergencies. Town equipment and public works personnel also are on call, the first selectman said.