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Thousands in Northeast mark 8th day without power
Many in chilly Northeast mark 8th day without power; Conn. outages may stretch to Wednesday
By The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ' Tens of thousands in the chilly Northeast are looking at several more days without power after a rare October snowstorm knocked much of the region into the dark last weekend.

Connecticut Light & Power, the state's largest utility, announced Sunday night at a news conference that it would miss its goal of restoring electricity to 99 percent of its customers by midnight.

Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Butler apologized, saying that about 88,000 customers still don't have electricity. He says power might not be restored to everyone until Wednesday.

New Jersey and Massachusetts each have about 4,000 people still waiting for the lights to come back on.

Elsewhere, companies in Maine and New Hampshire say customers affected by last weekend's storm are back on line.

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