The October snowstorm took out the power lines to all of Bethany, which was a painful case of déjà vu for residents only weeks after Hurricane Irene had done the same. For most people the moment the electricity returned was euphoric, but for the Schurman family, it was the The power company had incorrectly reconnected the wires and sent 220 volts throughout the house, frying their electronics and appliances. The convoluted series of events that followed left the Schurman family financially strapped and gave John Schurman a police record.
Last Friday, a CL&P representative visited the Schurman household to try and make amends. The Hartford Courant has the story.