Residents sound off on Conn. storm response

The first in a series of four public hearings investigating power companies' response to the March 13 nor'easter was held Wednesday in New Canaan.Residents utilized

NEW CANAAN - The first in a series of four public hearings investigating power companies' response to the March 13 nor'easter was held Wednesday in New Canaan.

Residents utilized the opportunity to comment on Connecticut Light & Power's and United Illuminating's responses to the storm that knocked out power to about 140,000 people in Connecticut.

One man suggested moving power lines under ground to prevent future storm-related incidents, while another claimed crews weren?t allowed to work enough hours to restore power properly.

Further hearings are scheduled next week in Greenwich, Westport and Fairfield.

Click NEXT under the video player to see uncut footage of the Wednesday night hearing.

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