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The first day of September may mean the first day the entire town of Cheshire has electricity since Tropical Storm Irene passed through the region over the weekend.
Yesterday, Connecticut Light and Power's "outage map," available on the company's website (www.cl-p.com), indicated that only one percent of Cheshire residents were without power. As of 9 a.m., CL&P stated that only 47 customers remained in the dark. However, the company has begun listing its "estimated restoration" times on its site to give residents an indication as to when electricity will be completely restored to their town. This morning, Cheshire was listed at the top of that list, with CL&P predicting that remaining households and businesses that do not have power, will by 11:59 a.m.
While Cheshire residents are undoubtedly frustrated with the amount of time it has taken to restore power, other areas of the state are looking at several more days without electricity. In fact, Newtown isn't expected to be fully restored until next Wednesday afternoon, according to CL&P's website.