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)

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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