HURICANE IRENE STATUS

August 31st, 2011

Conditions as of Wednesday August 31, 2011 8am
For information: Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 – 12:00 noon. 860.434.7733
Stop at the information table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY. ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!

We continue to assume power may be out for parts of town foe ten days to two weeks. As of 6:15 am today, 93% of the town of Lyme is still without power. Our neighbors are in similar circumstances: Old Lyme 71% East Haddam 87%, Deep River 75%. Chester and Salem are still 100% without power.
Minor areas of blocked roads are being addressed. Ten additional crews arrived at 6:00 pm Tuesday, joining the three crews who have been with us since Monday. These new crews cannot touch transformers, but can clear trees, poles, and wires so that the predicted eight crews of linemen, who arrive today, can come in and do their part. The focus will first be to repair, the main line, which is Rte 156.

Regular landfill hours will resume Thursday. The normal length and diameter restrictions will apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches.

Limes’ Senior Cenetr on town Woods Road open 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for water (bring own containers), toilets, and meals. No shower facilities.

Limes’ Hamburg Fire Station is open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets. Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well. Today we anticipate receiving pallets of water and MRE’s (meals day to eat). These will be distributed from the Hamburg station. The Hadlyme stations no longer available as a comfort station.

Local businesses that are open:
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 am – 7:00 pm (received gas delivery Tuesday)
All Pro Gas Station 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Illianos Restaurant 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Lays ills Hardware 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Big Y Market – fully operational – power restored
Rite Aid Pharmacy – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Tri Town Foods – East Lyme
Walmart – Old Saybrook

Lyme-Old lyme Public Schools: School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6.

CL&P
Downed lines: call 911
Outages: 1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates will eventually be available by calling this number)
IMPORTANT: Now that repairs are underway, if you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.