Hundreds of thousands of CT residents still without power

Gov. Dannel Malloy is warning it could be some time before the state recovers from the damage caused by Irene.As of 7:30 p.m. today, Connecticut

HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel Malloy is warning it could be some time before the state recovers from the damage caused by Irene.

As of 7:30 p.m. today, Connecticut Light and Power said nearly 550,000 customers are still without power in the state. That's nearly 43 percent of the customers it serves.

Spokesman Mitch Gross says more than 800 crews are out removing trees from downed lines and restoring electricity.

No word yet from United Illuminating on their official numbers.

CL&P United Illuminating

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