FAIRFIELD, Conn. – More than 2,600 United Illuminating Company customers remained without power in Fairfield Monday morning, a week after Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds, rain and flooding to the area. With election day tomorrow, crews are focusing on restoring power to polling places, said UI officials.
An estimated 2,644 out of 21,876 customers in Fairfield were without power at 5:30 a.m. Monday, down from 4,626 Sunday morning, according to UI reports.
United Illuminating reported a total 10,419 out of 320,150 customers are still without power as of 6 a.m. Monday, down from 21,953 outages Sunday morning. United Illuminating has pledged to have power to 95 percent of its customers by the end of Monday, according to a release.
“As we continue to make steady headway with the overall restoration effort, it’s important that customers inspect the electric system on their own property. If there is reason to believe it is damaged, they should have a licensed electrician inspect it and make repairs,” said Anthony J. Vallillo, UI’s president and chief operating officer. “Unfortunately, failure to take this step could further delay the return of service.”