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Norwalk Facebookers Sound Off On Power

NORWALK, Conn. -- Even though Norwalk has far fewer power outages than many other cities and towns in Connecticut, some residents on Facebook are showing little patience with the progress that has been made turning the lights, laptops and air-conditioners back on.

About 13 percent of Connecticut Light & Power's customers in Norwalk had no power as of noon, Wednesday, according to the utility's power outage map .

"For some neighborhoods like me it would be what is taking so long. Still no power, day 4, with no idea when it will be back. CL&P giving no estimate," Nancy McKaige Granata wrote on The Daily Norwalk's Facebook page .

Others said the power companies were working hard to restore service.

"I think they are doing their best, given the conditions," Tara Marie Sarrazien wrote. "They are the ones working over time trying to get everyone's power back on. Shouldn't be a surprise that some still don't have power seeing how everyone was told before the storm if you lose power it may take up to a week to restore it."

"We're working with CL&P doing 16 hours on with 8 hours on," wrote Miguel Cruz. "There is a lot of work to do and you have to keep in mind that this storm hit the east coast hard and there are only so many line crews."

Still, other Norwalk Facebookers thought the power companies should do more while working to restore the power. "If CL&P would have to pay for everyone's hotel living while they working, I think they would work with more men," Laima Filipauskaite-Abba wrote. "Men on the ground have nothing to do with the speed or power restoration. It's the company that's trying to avoid contractor expenses and paying overtime."

"I think CL&P is doing the best that they can. I know it's very stressful 2 b w/o power, but these men are working hard, they were out there on Sunday in the rain and wind risking their lives," Judy Morales Marroquin wrote. "I think people need to stop being so hard on them, they only have but a limited amount of employees, they can not make everyone happy.

"They should, however, maybe consider giving 'us,' their customers, a discount on our bill 2 maybe replace at least some of the foods that qot spoiled," she wrote.

Residents who live on dead ends were still unsatisfied Wednesday. "I am in a neighborhood that will probably not have power until the end of the week at best because we live on a dead end and are a low priority. It is starting to become a little unacceptable," Lori Siladi DiJoseph wrote.

Did you get power back yet? What are you doing while the power's out?

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