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AP Interview: Conn. attorney general to research whether utility broke law in handling outages
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ' Connecticut's attorney general says he will research whether the state's largest utility broke any laws in its handling of power outages that affected thousands of people for more than a week.
Attorney General George Jepsen told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he is asking the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to gather emails, correspondence and other documents to determine if Connecticut Light & Power had a plan to manage its electrical system during and after the storm.
The utility is facing at least five investigations into the outages triggered by the Oct. 29 storm, which cut electricity to more than 830,000 customers.
A spokeswoman for CL&P's parent company says the number of investigations is to be expected because the outages affected so many residents and businesses for so long.