Posts tagged ‘power’

October 29th, 2012

Outages Down Before Brunt of Winds

by Christopher O'Brien

As of 6 pm, only 2% of Wolcott residents were without power – a number much smaller than earlier today. CL&P has dedicated a crew to the town and that crew has been making repairs throughout the day. A significant number of residents on the west side of town were temporarily out this morning as CL&P intentionally shut down power so they could make a repair affecting residents on North Main St. in Waterbury.

If winds exceed 40 mph, CL&P will stop making repairs and residents should expect to be without power until at least Wednesday if that occurs.

At 6 pm, nine Connecticut towns were entirely dark, mostly in eastern Connecticut. It remains to be seen whether gusts in that area of the state are moving from east to west. That area also is less sparsely populated and customers are further apart than in Western Connecticut.

Mayor Dunn has been touring

read more »

October 28th, 2012

Wolcott Ready for Hurricane

by Christopher O'Brien

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New Jersey and the Connecticut shoreline, Wolcott is ready for coping with the storm. Mayor Thomas G. Dunn is informing residents to be prepared. As of Sunday evening, traffic was sparse around town and some were topping off their cars with gasoline just in case. Yet, many area businesses still have plenty of provisions of batteries, bottled water and other necessities if residents still need to stock up.

If a shelter is needed to be opened, residents will be notified through the emergency notification and reverse 911 system. Residents with cell phones should register with the town’s alert system right now so that they can be notified should phone service also be interrupted. The link to do so is here.

Mayor Dunn tells the Whisper that a decision to open the storm shelters will be done when the need arises. The Senior Center was used last year for a temporary shelter and housed about thirty residents. Tyrrell School is the designated shelter for the town and has capacity for residents to sleep overnight.

read more »

September 2nd, 2011

And Then There Was Light…

by LonSeidman

Utility Crews Go To Work on Kimberly Ct. Friday Evening

“Hallejulah!!!!!”

That was the sentiment echoed by the Hayes children as they returned from a walk around the block with their parents towards their home on Kimberly Court. The sight of white and yellow utility trucks was the best thing the family had seen all week. Jeanine Hayes beamed as her two boys and husband scampered towards the house, turning on light switches

Residents express frustration on Midwood Dr. Power was restored to the neighborhood on Thursday.

and turning on the faucets. “Bailing water from the bathtub has been an experience for 5 days” she said Friday evening. Moments later the drone of a generator shut down, revealing the peaceful chirping of birds and silence across the neighborhood. “Boy he must be happy,” one of the five electrical workers remarked as they worked on an underground utility box. A moment later,

read more »