- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) - One bright spot for Connecticut’s largest utility as it braces for a significant storm is that ice is not expected to be part of the mix.

Connecticut Light & Power spokesman Mitch Gross said Monday the forecast is for “normal to dry,” an improvement over ice that weighs down power lines, bringing them down.

Still, high winds predicted for the storm could damage power lines.

The utility reached out to customers on Sunday in emails and recorded phone messages to get backup power or move to another location if they rely on life-supporting equipment or medication requiring refrigeration.

The storm could be a major test for the utility, which has upgraded equipment and cleared tree branches and limbs since 2011.

CL&P, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, serves 1.2 million customers.

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