August 3, 2006

Conn. Light cuts power to 5,000 in Stamford

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut Light and Power, the
biggest power company in Connecticut, cut power to about 5,000
commercial and residential customers in downtown Stamford just
before noon Thursday, a spokesman for the Northeast Utilities
subsidiary said.

The spokesman, Mitch Gross, said the company cut the power
to limit additional damage to underground power lines as the
heavy air conditioning demand during the heat wave stresses the
electric system.