HARTFORD - Gov. Jodi Rell is calling on the Department of Public Utility Control and the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to look into the response by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating in the early hours following a severe weekend storm.

Rell says she's heard from many local leaders saying they had a hard time getting in touch with the companies over the weekend.

One of the unions claims its CL&P workers were not allowed to work because the company did not want to pay double time overtime rates. CL&P has denied the charge.

Rell's statement part 1Rell's statement part 2

Connecticut Light and Power Northeast Utilities System United Illuminating