Tempers flare over 6 days of Conn. power outages

Workers from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Connecticut Light & Power work on downed power lines on Route 5 in South Windsor, Conn., Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The unseasonably early nor'easter had utility companies struggling to restore electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses. By early Monday, the number of customers without power was still above 2 million but falling. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

November 4, 2011 6:33:34 PM PDT
Tempers are snapping as fast as the snow-laden branches that brought down power wires across the Northeast last weekend, with close to 300,000 Connecticut customers still in the dark and the state's biggest utility warning them not to threaten or harass repair crews.